Computing at Oxley aims to equip all children with high-quality knowledge, skills, and understanding of a computing education including the thinking and creativity to understand and change the ever-developing world around them. Computing has various links with other subjects in the educational environment such as; design and technology, science, and mathematics but can be linked to a range of subjects to support and challenge children.
Computer science, the core of computing, is where pupils are taught the principles of information and computation alongside how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Continual building on this knowledge and understanding will equip pupils with the skills to use information technology, create programs and systems and use a wide variety of content.
Computing also ensures that all pupils become digitally literate (being able to use and express themselves, develop their ideas through information and communication and develop the skills to live, learn and eventually work in a growing computer based society) at a level that is supported, suitable and challenged for any future workplace or generally in the digital world.