As well as providing facilities and support for all curriculum subjects, our Computing department aims to ensure pupils become confident and competent users of computer and digital technologies.
The school’s ICT network runs a wide range of applications and has filtered Internet access. The quality of both the hardware and software available is regularly updated to ensure staff and pupils have access to ICT facilities that are comparable and compatible with those in business.
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to understand and change the world through computational thinking. It develops and requires logical thinking and precision, in many ways replacing the role of Latin for this purpose. It combines creativity with rigour: pupils apply underlying principles to understand real-world systems, and to create purposeful and usable artefacts. More broadly, it provides a lens through which to understand both natural and artificial systems, and has substantial links with the teaching of mathematics, science, and design and technology.
At the core of computing is the science and engineering discipline of computer science, in which pupils are taught how digital systems work, how they are designed and programmed, and the fundamental principles of information and computation. Building on this core, computing equips pupils to apply information technology to create products and solutions. A computing education also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Over the three KS3 years, the girls will design and develop interactive Electronic Stories, a Website and a Business Filing System (database) and will learn to code Educational and Business Software. They will also be introduced to the fundamentals of robotics and robot control technology.
Successful completion of the above will result in the award of the Truro High School Passport to Computer Science.