Woodley School and College

Dog Kennel Bank, Huddersfield, HD5 8JE


  1. Curriculum
  2. Foundation
  3. Computing



·       The intention of the Woodley Computing Curriculum is that it focuses on improving students’ Quality of Life by preparing them to live safely in an increasingly digital British society, where pupils can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.

 ·       Pupils will develop/further develop their knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding of how to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information.

·       The computing curriculum will enable pupils to develop their skills to be able to use information in an effective way to help improve their Communication, Independence and to Achieve their maximum potential. Computing skills are a major factor in enabling students to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that our students have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this.



·       Studying computing at Woodley enables pupils to develop/further develop their knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding of:  

1.     What is a computer?

2.     Communication: Multimedia

3.     Communication: Data

4.     Programming & Algorithms

Online safety and Digital Literacy is incorporated into all areas of learning that are taught across the course of the year.

·       Pupils will develop their skills to facilitate progression across all of the Woodley Pathways linked to the topics of digital literacy, information technology and computer science. Students who are on the Explore Patway have com puting sessions embedded into their daily lessons.



·       Computing at Woodley enables pupils to become more confident users of technology whom are able to use it to accomplish a wide variety of goals, both at home and in school as technology is integrated into their daily lives.

·       Pupils will also develop their skills to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.


Topics Covered in computing for this academic year are listed below: