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Why choose PGA Computing

Global recognized and ensure a consistent progression.

Computing is the study of how computers work, how they can be programmed, how to apply computational thinking and how software applications can be used to meet the needs of a task.

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Seamless progression to further study

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A wide range of resources

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Detailed exam analysis

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Anytime and anywhere

Our Curriculum

iPrimary

Ages 5-11

Year 1-6

Pre-GCSE

Ages 12-14

Year 7-10

International GCSE

Ages 14-15

Year 11

Knowledge

Section A – Computer Science

Topic 1. Problem solving: algorithms, decomposition, and abstraction

Topic 2. Programming and development

Topic 3. Computers: Hardware and software

Topic 4. Communications and networks

Section B – Digital Technology

Topic 5. Bigger picture

Topic 6. Information technology

Topic 7. Software skills: word processing

Topic 8. Software skills: database management

Topic 9. Software skills: spreadsheets

Topic 10. Software skills: presentation

Topic 11. Software skills: graphics Topic 12. Software skills: file handling

Section A – Computer Science

Topic 1. Problem solving: algorithms, decomposition, and abstraction

Topic 2. Programming and development

Topic 3. Data representation

Topic 4. Computers: hardware, processing, and software

Topic 5. Communications and networks

Topic 6. Safe and responsible practice

Section B – Digital Technology

Topic 7. Information technology

Topic 8. Software skills: word processing

Topic 9. Software skills: database management

Topic 10. Software skills: spreadsheets

Topic 11. Software skills: web authoring

Topic 12. Software skills: presentation

Topic 13. Software skills: graphics and digital photo-editing

Topic 14. Software skills: file handling

Digital devices

Connectivity

Operating online

Online goods and services

 

Applying information and communication technology

 

Software skills

Ability

● Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms, and data representation

● Analyze problems in computational terms and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems

● Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems

● Become responsible, competent, confident, and creative users of information and communication technology.

● Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms, and data representation

● Analyze problems in computational terms and that they have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems

● Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems

● Become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

• Explore how digital technology impacts the lives of individuals, organizations, and society

• Learn about current and emerging digital technologies and the issues raised by their use in a range of contexts by individuals and organizations

• Develop awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure, and responsible practice

• Broaden and enhance their ICT skills and capability

• Work with a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts

• Learn how to reflect critically on their own and others’ use of ICT and how to adopt safe, secure, and responsible practice.

Bebras Computing Challenge

Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT)

The Oxford University Computing Challenge (OUCC)

Bebras Computing Challenge

Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT)

The Oxford University Computing Challenge (OUCC)

Computational and Algorithmic Thinking (CAT)

The Oxford University Computing Challenge (OUCC)

Available Competition

What PGA Offer

Foundtions for success

1. Provide a structure and progression ensuring all objectives are covered and learning progresses in a clear and supportive way;

2. Provide confidence and support for students of all levels of progress tests and workbook;

3. Provide a huge range of options for students, regardless of the resourcing of their setting.

Trackable Progress

Designed to sensitively check on students progress against each curriculum, consist of information-rich illustrations designed to stimulate discussion.

1. Progress Tests End of topic tests End of year tests

2. Achievement tests End of primary courses End of lowersecondary courses End of International GCSE courses

Worldwide Recognition Qualification

1. Pearson Edexcel International Award for primary

2. Pearson Edexcel International Award for Lowersecondary

3. Pearson Edexcel International Award for international GCSE

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