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Computer Science

Philosophy and Aims

Shenfield High School aspires to be a school in which Computing and Technology are used effectively, efficiently and appropriately, stimulating and furthering the education and inclusion of its students, staff and community.

Computer Science is a practical subject where learners can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real world systems.

The aims of this qualification are to enable learners to develop:

  • an understanding of and ability to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science including; abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • the ability to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems including writing programs to do so
  • the capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
  • the capacity to see relationships between different aspects of computer science
  • mathematical skills
  • the ability to articulate the individual (moral), social (ethical), legal and cultural opportunities and risks of digital technology.

GCSE Syllabus: OCR

GCE Syllabus: OCR

Computer Science Curriculum Overview