The aim of our computing curriculum is to make children better thinkers and become more creative and confident, which will in turn help them in higher education and in life. Current King’s Hall pupils are our future doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs, so for education development, it is really important to teach them about computers, the internet and their benefits.
It is a skill that empowers and that all children should be aware of and have competence in. Pupils who can think computationally are better able to conceptualise and understand computer-based technology and so are better equipped to function in modern society.
The King’s Hall computing curriculum prepares pupils for a world that doesn’t yet exist, involving technologies that have not yet been invented, that present technical and ethical challenges of which we are not yet aware.
At its heart lies the notion of computational thinking: a mode of thought that goes well beyond software and hardware, and provides a framework within which to reason about systems and problems.
Computing can be hands-on and breed resilience. It develops problem solving skills and it opens a child’s eyes to the digital world.