Computing in the curriculum ensures children and young people know how computers work, how they are designed, programmed, and connected together. ICT is mostly about how to use computers. Computing is a discipline that seeks to ensure young people can understand and explore the world around them using technology. Computing is now an important part of the existing ‘ICT’ national curriculum.
Computing encourages young people to be more creative and exploit technology. It ensures young people learn logical reasoning, algorithmic thinking, design and structured problem solving. These are all concepts that are very valuable beyond the classroom and across the whole curriculum.