“Computing goes way beyond just writing code”, Steve Jobs (Apple Co-Founder) once remarked:
“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer… because it teaches you how to think”. Steve Jobs (Apple Co-founder)
By studying this highly valued EBac subject you will develop the skills and knowledge to give you that competitive advantage in any future career. You will develop computational thinking skills such as analysis, decomposition, logic and algorithmic thinking.
“Computational thinking will be a fundamental skill used by everyone by the middle of the 21st Century. Just like reading, writing and arithmetic”. Wing (2011)
What will you learn?
Computing is an intellectually challenging yet very practical and rewarding subject. It is an intensely creative subject where you can apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in exciting and inventive ways.
You will learn to:
- think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
apply the principles of computer science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic and data representation.
- analyse problems in computational terms and solve them by designing, writing and debugging programs.
- apply mathematical skills relevant to computation.