The increasing use of technology in all aspects of society makes confident and productive use of ICT essential for everybody. As a result, the Computing & ICT department aims to give students a broad education that encourages creativity and equips them with the knowledge and skills to understand and change the world.
At Bebington High Sports College we incorporate the use of computers and technology across the whole curriculum as technology is part and parcel of student's everyday lives. The work across all Key Stages is designed to challenge students to create ICT solutions to key tasks and problems in the real world. In dedicated ICT suites students are taught how computers and computer systems work, how they are designed and programmed, how to apply computational thinking, and how to make best use of information technology.
The Royal Society has identified three distinct strands within computing, each of which is complementary to the others: computer science (CS), information technology (IT) and digital literacy (DL). Each component is essential in preparing pupils to thrive in an increasingly digital world. Computer science is the scientific and practical study of computation: what can be computed, how to compute it and how computation may be applied to the solution of problems. Information technology is concerned with how computers and telecommunications equipment work, and how they may be applied to the storage, retrieval, transmission and manipulation of data. Digital literacy is the ability to effectively, responsibly, safely and critically navigate, evaluate and create digital artefacts using a range of digital technologies.
As a school we endeavour to increase each student's capability in the use of ICT and provide support that will allow them to become confident and independent users of a wide range of technologies.