Computers are remarkable tools of unparalleled efficiency and we want our students to understand what goes on beneath the surface. We want them to learn how computers work rather than just learning how to use them. We deliver our Computing curriculum using Raspberry Pi computers and Chromebooks.
Computing at Heritage is offered to Juniors as part of our Enrichment Programme and as an after-school Coding Club. We are pleased that Hacklab is operating our computing club for Years 4-8 this year. In the Senior School Year 7-9 pupils complete a three year computing course which progressively develops their understanding of coding. They learn how to create new environments such as animations and games. They learn about the different components of code, such as repeat loops, if statements and functions, and how to type and construct the Python coding language. Learning how to type is a key priority at the start of Year 7.