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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 natural and artificial 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 these knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) Information Technology Level 2 is another qualification that we offer as an alternative to IGCSE ICT. They are vocational and work-related courses, designed to accommodate the needs of employers and allow students to progress to further and higher education. BTEC takes a practical approach to learning, without missing any of the important theories on the subject. Programmes of study and other important information about Computer Studies can be found on the Student Intranet.