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Continual advances in technology ensure the only certainty is that in the future we will use computers in ways that currently cannot be imagined. Our aim at King Edward’s is to provide a high-quality computing education to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.

1st to 3rd Form
All pupils learn a broad-based Computing curriculum using a wide range of resources, developing the pupils' thinking and programming skills. Throughout the course, we use Computing as the context for improving the pupils’ ICT skills to ensure that all pupils become critical and autonomous users of ICT. Key themes such as e-safety are covered.

GCSE Computer Science
GCSE Computer Science investigates how computers work and are used, and develops computer programming, analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving and research skills. The course is highly practical with a focus on programming and computational thinking.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Computer Science
Computer Science is offered at the Higher and Standard level as part of the IB Diploma. The course develops logical, critical and creative thinking skills to solve problems. 30% (Standard Level) or 20% (Higher Level) of the marks are obtained from the internal assessment, involving solving a real problem using Java programming.