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Computing & Computer Science

Alan Turing: “Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of, who do the things no one can imagine.”

Meet the Computing & Computer Science Department

The department team consists of three members of staff.  These are:



Mrs G. Vickers

Head of Department

Mr A. Harrop

Teacher of Business and  Computing

Mr R. Miskell

Teacher of Business and  Computing

The Digital and Computing industry are the fastest growing careers in the Greater Manchester area, the intent of this department and its curriculum is to equip the pupils at Reddish Vale to build the resilience, creativity, independence and aspiration required to be successful in their continued learning and ultimate employment in this field and beyond.  

Through the curriculum in the Computing and ICT department we will encourage learners to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science.  These will include abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation and will be explored theoretically and through practical experience by designing, writing and debugging programs to solve problems.  The creation of programs will require pupils to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically. In addition to this we will encourage learners to understand the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems; the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society and how to apply mathematical skills relevant to Computer Science.

Our Computing Department here at Reddish Vale High School is passionate about delivering a high-quality computing education which ensures that pupils know how computer systems work and how they can be designed and programmed.

Developing a strong understanding of computing is of paramount importance, as it ensures that our 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 in a digital world. Throughout KS3-4 our pupils will develop an understanding of the key principles of Computing, with a core focus on how digital systems work, and how this knowledge can be put to use through the use of programming skills and knowledge.

Please click the link below to view the Computing and Computer Science Curriculum Overview