Computing and Digital Media Curriculum Intent Statement
Digital Media is now part of the everyday and constantly evolving. The intent of the curriculum is to develop students who are problem solvers and computational thinkers whilst also being aware of the constantly evolving technological landscape.
There are three strands to the curriculum intent for Digital Media: Digital Literacy, ICT and Computer Science. The essence of each is taught throughout the curriculum. Digital Literacy is a focus on functional skills that enable the safe navigation through the world and can be applied across all subjects such as the use of email and standard applications such as the office suite of software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher) and internet applications e.g. Google Chrome. ICT is a focus on the application of software to support human activities considering the design, usability and trustworthiness to work with/develop digital artefacts. Computer Science is a more academic pursuit into the principals of computational thinking (Abstraction, Decomposition, Pattern Recognition and Algorithmic Thinking) and developing news systems through the use of programming techniques.