Students at The Academy at Shotton Hall tell us that they find computing enjoyable, but at the same time challenging.

Our computing curriculum includes computer science, information technology and digital literacy. A high-quality computing education equips students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, therefore it uses a broad range of skills which challenge students to become digitally literate at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure all students:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing programs in order to solve such problems.
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Office skills are an essential tool for most jobs in today's workforce. Careers within coding and the digital sector are the fastest growing sector today, predictions estimate there will be twice as many jobs than candidates to fill them in the coming years.

There are jobs advertised today that were not invented five years ago. We have devised our curriculum with this in mind.