“In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks”
Mark Zuckerberg

“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.”
Steven Hawking


Develop students to be able to:

  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms, and data representation.  
  • Analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated experience of writing computer programs in order  to solve such problems (debugging). 
  • Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar tech, analytically to solve problems. 
  • Develop soft skills such as  collaboration, decision making, problem solving, analysing and perserence. 
  • Become responsible, confident, competent  and creative users of information and communication technology becoming confident digital citizens. 
  • Ensure that students leaving Atlantic Academy Portland are equipped with a full range of skills to embrace a future of rapidly advancing computer technology and are ready for a career in a globally competitive workforce.

“Whatever school they attend or what field they plan to go into, every student should have the opportunity to understand the principles and practices of computing. This will broaden their career opportunities and is critical to developing a globally competitive workforce for the 21st century. Google could not have been founded and could not have grown without top quality computer science education."
Ronan Harris, UK MD of Google

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