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18 Feb 2019
Fairfield operates a two-week timetable, details of which will be in your child’s planner. This panel will show you which week we are currently on and allow you to check future dates.


Computing is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, how they are designed and programmed, how to apply computational thinking and how to make the best use of technology.

At Key Stage 3 we combine three main strands of Computing: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.

  • Computer Science is the practical study of computers: what can be programmed, how to program and how programming can solve problems.
  • Information Technology is the study of how computers work.
  • Digital Literacy is the ability to use computers responsibly and safely to evaluate and create digital products.

At Key Stage 4 we offer GCSE Computer Science – students gain a real, in-depth understanding of how computer technology works. It offers an insight into what goes on ‘behind the scenes’, and includes two practical computer programming projects, which many students find absorbing.

Latest Computing news

Y7 & 8 Design Your Own Robot competition

Starting as their next unit of work, all Y7 & 8 Computer Science students are going to enter this competition, completing the work in lessons.

Advice for parents from CEOP and ThinkUknow

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