Computing

Computing at Eaton House Belgravia has deep links with mathematics, science and design technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.

A broad and balanced range of lessons is offered to allow every pupil the opportunity to develop his skills across three key areas: digital citizenship, coding, and the use of information communication technology (ICT).

Digital citizenship

Digital citizenship introduces the ideals and core values by which every pupil should live his online life. Online safety, password security and online friendship are three of the key areas we explore.

Coding

Our pupils develop excellent programming skills through online resources such as Kodu, Scratch and Code.org. Our senior boys code in languages such as Python, which they use in conjunction with the BBC Micro:bit mini computers.

ICT

Although there has been a sea change from ICT to computing, the key skills of ICT have not been discarded. In the Prep School all pupils will continue to hone their skills in widely used software packages, such as Microsoft Office, in order to research, produce and edit a range work across all school subjects.

Our approach

Eaton House Belgravia Prep's computing curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.

They also learn to analyse problems in computational terms and have a great deal of practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems. This means that they can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies and solve problems analytically.

The sum of this learning means that, over time, the boys will become responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.