Being a Computer Scientist

Being a Computer Scientist is:

  • understanding that the world is made up of problems that can be solved
  • processing, creating and analysing algorithms by thinking and planning logically
  • safely, responsibly and respectfully browsing the world wide web
  • awareness of my digital footprint contributes to my online identity


This helps me to prepare for my future and as a global citizen in our ever-changing digital world


At St. Mary’s we aim to ensure that pupils leave our school as confident, capable and creative users of digital technology, with a secure understanding of the fundamental principles of computer science and as safe, responsible and discerning digital citizens. A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.

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