THE PROGRESSIVE PROGRAM
LOWER SECONDARY: 11 TO 14 YEARS
Computing plays a vital role in today's technologically driven world. The Computing curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the digital landscape confidently. Pupils develop a strong foundation in three core areas: computer science, information technology, and digital literacy.
Computer Science: Pupils explore the principles of computer science, including computational thinking, algorithms, and programming concepts. They learn to solve problems systematically, break them down into smaller steps, and design efficient solutions using logical reasoning. Students gain practical coding skills using programming languages, enabling them to create their own interactive programs, games, and applications.
Information Technology: Pupils develop an understanding of how information is stored, processed, and communicated using technology. They explore computer hardware, networks, data representation, and the importance of data security and privacy. Pupils learn how to use a range of software applications, including productivity tools, databases, and multimedia software, to create, manipulate, and present information effectively.
Digital Literacy: Digital literacy focuses on developing pupils' awareness and understanding of the ethical, social, and legal aspects of using digital technology. Pupils explore topics such as online safety, responsible internet use, digital citizenship, and the impact of technology on society. They develop critical thinking skills to evaluate the reliability and credibility of online information, and learn about intellectual property rights, privacy issues, and digital footprints.