Pupils have a firm appreciation of right and wrong and a respect for rules and the law. They express their own views convincingly on moral and ethical questions in subjects such as history and religious instruction.

Independent Schools Inspectorate

Computing

Pupils have a firm appreciation of right and wrong and a respect for rules and the law. They express their own views convincingly on moral and ethical questions in subjects such as history and religious instruction.

Independent Schools Inspectorate

In a world which is increasingly reliant on technology, it is essential that Abercorn’s students have access to, and effectively utilise technology seamlessly, from the earliest age.

Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. 

Using multiple resources and platforms our pupils learn how to access, evaluate, process and communicate information. At Abercorn our teachers integrate information technologies into every aspect of school life and model the appropriate use of technology. 

All children each have the use of a laptop computer in the weekly Computing lessons. A specialist teacher ensures these pupils master relevant applications. All pupils in Year 7 and 8 have their own laptop for use across the curriculum. 

Above all, computing is a practical subject, in which analysis and resourcefulness are encouraged. The combination of principles, practice and invention makes computing an extraordinarily useful and intensely creative subject, filled with excitement!

Pupils have a firm appreciation of right and wrong and a respect for rules and the law. They express their own views convincingly on moral and ethical questions in subjects such as history and religious instruction.

Independent Schools Inspectorate
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