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Folkestone Academy Science and Computing

Science and Computing

Curriculum Subject : 06 January 2017

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow
Edward Teller


Our aim is to teach scientific knowledge and concepts so that children can understand how science works in everyday life. Balanced science activities, including practical work and investigations, are an integral part of the science curriculum.

Our pupil rationale for Science is here:


Computing Rationale

Computing draws together the strands of computer science, information technology and digital literacy, and seeks to equip children with computational thinking skills and the creativity they need to understand and change the world. Children learn the fundamental principles and processes of computation; they gain practical experience of writing code to solve problems and to model systems; they become skilled at creating high quality content using digital tools; and the become safe, responsible and critical users of technology.

Our pupil rationale for Computing is here:


In Computing, we learn about how technology works and how to use it safely.

Words we use in computing

  • algorithm
  • program
  • debug
  • sequence
  • data
  • software
  • network
  • online safety