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Computing and ICT

The purpose of the Computing curriculum at The Howard School is:

  • to enable our students to understand and apply the key strands, principles and concepts of the computing and digital literacy curriculum including algorithms, programming and development, data and data representation, logic, hardware and processing, communication and networks and information technology.
  • to provide the opportunity for our students to study the theory that underpins computational thinking including abstraction, decomposition and debugging. Our students will then be able to apply these problem solving strategies, not only when writing programs, but also when solving real-world issues.
  • to provide our students with the digital literacy and software skills to help to collate, analyse, evaluate and apply skills and concepts learned in computer science and ICT across the curriculum in various disciplines. For example, to use the spreadsheet skills learned in ICT to summarise results of an experiment in science.
  • to provide our students with sufficient knowledge to enable them to make safe and informed choices when using technology particularly in regards to social media, security and privacy of personal information. Our students should know how to identify and report inappropriate conduct.
  • to encourage our students to be aware of the impact of technology on society as a whole in regards to ethical, legal, moral, social, political and economic perspectives.


Mr Sivasubramanian Head of Computing and ICT
Ms March Teacher of Computing and ICT
Mr Thorpe Teacher of Computing and ICT

Courses offered in KS4 & KS5

GCSE Computer Science

Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia

KS5 Cambridge Technical in IT