At Mitchell Brook we believe a high-quality computing education will allow our pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing skills are embedded across the curriculum we ample opportunities to make connections to the real world. The core of computing curriculum is the development of Online Safety skills to ensure our students continue to be safe and productive while working with all aspects of technology.
Through the development of computer science knowledge, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming, we strive to inspire our future IT pioneers. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
At Mitchell Brook we follow the Purple Mash computing scheme of work which allows students to apply their learning and deep understanding across all areas of the curriculum. Each year, students build on their understanding through a clear progression of computing skills with a focus on the use of Key Vocabulary in the right context.