Digital Literacy and Computing
The creative study and use of both Computing and ICT at Brimsham Green aims to provide pupils with a high quality of learning and achievement at all levels in:
- The ability to critically evaluate and assimilate the information they encounter, particularly through sources such as the internet.
- An appreciation of the role that computing and IT plays in the world around them.
An understanding of the need to practice e-safety when using IT resources, particularly online.
- The role computing and ICT plays in businesses.
- To reinforce a cross-curricular approach to computing and ICT - students should encounter both in a wide range of contexts and not exclusively through the study of computing itself.
- To emphasise access - Children should have frequent access to ICT tools and have adequate opportunity to use these tools when it is appropriate to do so.
The study of computer science, at all key stages, encourages students to develop an appreciation and understanding of the impact that developments in information technology have on themselves, communities worldwide, and the future. It also helps emphasizes the growing importance attributed to the communication aspects of new technologies which students are so keen to engage with nowadays. Consequently, studying computer science and ICT will contribute in a significant way to the general education of pupils, whether or not they intend proceeding to further studies or employment specific to information technology.
Brimsham Green students have weekly ICT lessons in years 7, 8 and 9. In years 10 and 11 students have the choice of either GCSE Computer Science or the Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology qualification.
Further information relating to the DLC department can be found here.
Mrs Susan Bond
Head of Department