The vast majority of people use computers in our day-to-day lives for everything from gaming and communicating by email or on social media to finding information, paying our bills and shopping.
You might use your smartphone on an hourly basis, but how often do you write algorithms and programs outside school?
Computing was introduced to give you more advanced skills so you can make computers work for you. It also teaches you about the ever-changing risks of using the internet, so you can keep your personal information safe and avoid security risks, and reduce the impact of online bullying.
It gives you a whole bunch of skills you can apply to your other subjects and in your career, and opens the doorway to new and emerging career paths.
What skills will I get?
- Computational thinking
- Critical thinking
- Lateral thinking