At the Mandeville School, we passionately believe that digital literacy, the capability to problem solve and a grounded understanding of how computers work is vital for our students in this technologically changing world. With a full appreciation of the challenges our children face in their own lives, we understand that our students need to be ‘future-ready,’ professional users and innovators of technology. The Computing curriculum is designed with the intent to give our students the best opportunity to engage with new and emerging technology fearlessly and with excitement for their future.
Computing is important to our students to ensure that they can connect, communicate, and collaborate with a global community safely and responsibly. Our curriculum is designed to support students in exploring the various tools and platforms to enhance their experience of technologies that currently exist and have not yet been invented. Our intent is to inspire a curiosity and love for all forms of technology, powering a desire to solve any problem that their future may present.
Links to the whole-school curriculum
Our curriculum is designed to establish a kind community where everyone perseveres, achieves and flourishes; where we enable all to experience life to the full. Inspired by the Whole School Curriculum, our Computing curriculum is designed to ensure we maintain the Curriculum Principles:
A kind community through a curriculum that respects the diversity of our school, valuing our rich knowledge, history, and experiences.
Perseverance and achievement through a curriculum that is well sequenced, developing understanding, building retention, and leading to academic achievement. Firm foundations in a three-year Key Stage Three provide grounding for success in Key Stage Four, Key Stage Five and beyond.
Flourishing through a curriculum that nourishes personal development by giving students opportunities to explore their identity and grow their character. Students are equipped with knowledge of how to be healthy, sustain positive relationships and maintain wellbeing, all information needed to be able to make an effective contribution to society.
Enabling students to experience life to the full through a curriculum that inspires and enriches them with meaningful knowledge and cultural capital. High aspirations mean studying a broad range of subjects in key stage three and having a variety of routes through Key Stage Four and Five which are challenging and aspirational.
Computing & Creative I-Media KS4 Curriculum Map