The Department has become one of the first 10 schools in the country to be awarded The NCCE Computing Quality Mark. Garforth have achieved the the benchmark level for all seven aspects of the framework that include:

  • Leadership and vision
  • Curriculum and Qualifications
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Staff Development
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and SEND
  • Careers Education
  • Impact on Outcomes

Our intent is to promote computational thinking and digital creativity. We want our students to develop the foundations to enable them to be discerning, life-long learners in a fast moving landscape. Our curriculum is designed to allow students to provide a balanced and informed curriculum across all key stages giving students access to Computing, ICT and Digital Literacy:

  • understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation;
  • analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs;
  • think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically;
  • understand the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems;
  • develop a deep understanding of computational thinking and how to apply it through a chosen programming language;
  • develop valuable thinking and programming skills that are extremely attractive in the modern workplace;
  • understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society;
  • develop, in context, desirable, transferable skills such as research, planning, and review, working with others and communicating creative concepts;
  • provide learners with essential knowledge and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aims of enhancing their employability when they leave education, contributing to their personal development and future economic well-being.

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