Purpose of Study
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both artificial and natural 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 and collaborate with information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become curious, digitally literate, able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology, at a suitable level for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.