(Taken from The National Curriculum in England 2014)
A high quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has strong links with Mathematics, Science and Design and Technology and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.
The core of the new curriculum is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.
Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate- able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology- at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants ina digital world.
For detailed programmes of study please look at each classes long term planning information page.