What makes a good Computing student at Bedford?
Be resilient and be able to see errors, bugs and mistakes as the road to success. Be able to think systematically, breaking things down into smaller parts and steps, and being able to explain each part. Be confident and brave enough to be creative, to tinker and to ask questions in every aspect of the curriculum - all questions and ideas are good ones. Be adaptable to new ideas and technologies by applying what you already know. Be collaborative and communicate ideas effectively, by choosing the right medium and applications. Be SMART online and have fun.
We live in an amazing, ever changing and increasingly connected world. The Computing curriculum at Bedford is designed to allow children to investigate and develop the skills they will need to go on to high school and beyond as ready, respectful and safe in our digital world.
There are three main strands to our curriculum…
- Computer Science - in which children are given the opportunity to explore how applications and software are made through programming (coding) and how things actually work “under the bonnet” of our digital devices. They will develop their creativity, computational thinking and logic, to design digital solutions for the world around them.
- Information Technology - in which children will use applications and develop their word processing skills to present their ideas. They will work creatively, linking with many of the other subjects in the wider curriculum, using a wide range of apps to create, save and retrieve data, music, art, photography, animations and their written work (plus more!).
- Digital Literacy - in which children will become confident, creative, respectful, responsible online users. Children will develop online skills to safely explore, safely manage their own online image and their online relationships. They will also develop their understanding of the World Wide Web and the Internet it is built on. The children will also connect to many of the other curriculum subjects via their own research.