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COMPUTER SCIENCE

“The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before.”

 Bill Gates

The Cape Cornwall School curriculum ensures that all our students have the opportunity for academic and personal development across a broad range of subjects and experiences. It combines equality of opportunity to our core learning with opportunities for students to make individual choices regarding their learning experiences.  Acquisition of knowledge and transferable skills are the cornerstones of our student’s progress, and we place a high value on building their understanding of community, place and social justice. Lessons and other learning experiences are sequenced to build on students’ prior knowledge and ensure that students deepen their knowledge of each subject and the interconnection between subjects and their global context.

Our curriculum is the foundation to achieving our Core Principles:

● Students leave Cape with high-value achievements and the life skills and resilience that provide a platform for future success and happiness.

● We are inspired to work together to research, design and implement highly effective and sustainable solutions to develop and maintain our thriving school community.

● Continuous improvement is achieved through a whole school culture of, and commitment to, creativity, engagement and professionalism.

What is unique to the study of computer science?

The most important aspect of computer science is problem-solving, an essential skill for life. Students study the design, development and analysis of software and hardware used to solve problems in a variety of business, scientific and social contexts. Many jobs that exist today will disappear over our children’s lifetime and be replaced by careers in computing. That is why at Cape Cornwall School, a fresh, challenging, and innovative computing curriculum has been developed that puts students and their future at the forefront of learning.

Our carefully sequenced programme of learning covers and extends the National Curriculum. Students experience the exciting topics of computer science whilst securing industry-standard IT skills to succeed in their education and beyond. Our curriculum ensures that our students know how their digital community is constructed and how to access and use the exciting resources at their disposal safely. Our technological world will bring opportunities in our children’s future lives that we can’t even imagine right now, so at Cape Cornwall School, we give every student the skills they need to find their way in this future.

Through our curriculum, every student develops critical knowledge, from putting their online welfare first to coding in a professional programming language. We have developed a computing curriculum ready for the future. There is a growing skills shortage of computing specialists in the UK, with many local opportunities, and we will prepare our young people for this. Through our Cape Cornwall computing curriculum, we ensure that our children leave school ready to put themselves in pole position for these opportunities and our future world.