Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, 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. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.
At Pooles Park children become computer literate by understanding and applying, analysing and evaluating the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. They also become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.