Department Intent Statement

At Ellesmere Port Catholic High School, we aim to prepare our learners for their future by giving them the opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills that will equip them for an ever-changing digital world. Knowledge and understanding of ICT is of increasing importance for children’s future both at home and for employment. Our Computing curriculum focuses on a progression of skills in digital literacy, computer science, information technology and online safety to ensure that children become competent in safely using, as well as understanding, technology. These strands are revisited repeatedly through a range of themes during children’s time in school to ensure the learning is embedded and skills are successfully developed. Our intention is that Computing also supports children’s creativity and cross curricular learning to engage children and enrich their experiences in school. 

Key Stage 3 Intent Statement

To deliver lessons that cover a variety of different topics that appeal to all pupil interests. The priority for KS3 is to keep pupils interested, engaged, and to most importantly develop skills that will be built upon throughout their school career. 

KS3 Computing

Key Stage 4 Intent Statement


Our intent is for pupils to understand and apply the fundamental concepts and principles of Computer Science. To be able to analyse problems in computational terms through practical problem-solving experience. Enable learners to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically. Understand the components that make up digital systems and how they communicate with one another. Understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and wider society. Apply mathematical skills relevant to Computer Science


Creative iMedia for KS4 will help students to develop independence and confidence in using skills that would be relevant to the media industry. The qualification will also help students to develop learning and skills that can be used in other life and work situations.

KS4 Computing

Key Stage 5 Intent Statement

The aims of the A Level qualification are to enable learners to develop:

  • an understanding of and ability to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science including; abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • the ability to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems including writing programs to do so
  • the capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
  • the capacity to see relationships between different aspects of computer science
  • mathematical skills
  • the ability to articulate the individual (moral), social (ethical), legal and cultural opportunities and risks of digital technology
KS5 Computing