Curriculum, vision and aims.
Technology is changing the lives of everyone. Through the teaching of Computing we equip students to participate in a rapidly-changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology.
The Computing curriculum at Wales High School has been designed to cover the three areas of Digital Literacy, Computer Science and Information Technology. Students will be introduced to the IT skills they will need to support other subjects across the curriculum and will study programming, algorithms, the use of software packages along with gaining an understanding of computer hardware and how it works.
Computing skills are a major factor in enabling students to be confident, creative and independent learners. It is our intention to enable students to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for students to be able to use information in a discriminating and effective way.
The core of the subject is the understanding of how technology works and how it can be developed and utilised. We draw and extend understanding from a range of other subjects outside of Computing including Maths, Science, D&T and PHSE and embed clear and high-quality literacy and numeracy skills through software development, problem solving and evaluation skills.
Course Introduction Video
Subject Contacts for Support
In the first instance please contact your child’s class teacher using their school email address. The class teacher is in the best position to answer general questions as they will know your child better than anyone.
For more specific questions please contact the following staff by email:
Mr P. Brown (Head Of Department)
We will endeavour to reply to any correspondence as soon as possible. If you would like to contact us by telephone please contact school on 01909 771291. They will inform us of your call and we will answer if available or arrange to phone you back.