Computer Science is a large and exciting area of the curriculum where we encourage students to use their problem solving skills such as logic and creativity facilitated by the latest technology. ICT is at the heart of everything in the modern world. We want to equip our students with the best skills and knowledge to embrace our ever changing technologically developing world. We aim to deliver a cutting edge curriculum through engaging and rewarding lessons. Our cutting edge facilities and passion for this subject make Computer Science a rich and fascinating subject.
Students tell us that they find Computer Science enjoyable, but at the same time challenging. We are committed to teaching both Computing and digital literacy, thereby providing our students with valuable skills they will use in the future; this includes a range of specialist areas such as Coding, Website design and Video editing.
The aim of this course is to train you to be a Computer Science teacher. The Computer Science subject specific sessions will be taught predominantly at Bluecoat SCITT Alliance Nottingham.
The course materials aim to:
- Fulfil and support the general aims of the Bluecoat SCITT Alliance Nottingham ITT Programme as set out in the submitted scheme;
- Develop competencies specific to the teaching of Computer Science according to the National Curriculum, National Strategy and to the standards laid down by the National College.
- Ensure that trainees are competent professionals and effective teachers of Computer Science.
- Encourage an enthusiasm for Computer Science education.
- Encourage trainees to elicit an enthusiasm for Computer Science in their students.
Encourage trainees to challenge pupils and to meet their individual needs through personalisation.
What is Computer Science?
- In Years 7 and 8 students develop digital literacy skills including the use of applications and programming languages to solve problems. Students learn how to programme and understanding how technology really works. Students can then progress to a variety of GCSE qualifications including GCSE ICT, GCSE Computing or CIDA qualifications.