The Computer Science and iMedia curriculum at Ranelagh enables students to become the best learners possible. We aspire for each student taking the subject to be a confident, capable and creative learner. Students develop their skills in digital technologies and computational thinking for the present, and for the future so that they can understand the world around them.
Throughout the Computer Science curriculum, we want students to learn about what is morally right and wrong about using the internet and social media. We also want them to understand issues related to data and also what are the laws surrounding copyright and plagiarism. We also want students to learn about ethics to do with the use of computers in a range of contexts.
The digital and IT world is full of threats and the curriculum ensures that all students leave school with an understanding of e-safety and strategies to combat these threats. As jobs in the IT industry expand, programming is quickly becoming a necessary skill and we need more people who understand these skills, therefore our curriculum aims to give students these essential skills to succeed. Students will understand how to solve problems and come up with ideas and solutions to design systems, which will set them up with key skills beyond the computing curriculum for the future.
The curriculum has been set up so that students get a good understanding of Computer Science. This is done by studying alternating between iMedia and Computer Science units taught early on at their time at Ranelagh, allowing them to then make an informed choice later on about what path to pick.