Course Overview

Much like teaching any subject, teachers who are passionate about Computing are able to share their knowledge and excitement with their students.

When you teach Computing at secondary level, Key Stage 3, you will teach pupils how to:

  • Design, use and evaluate computational abstractions that model the state and behaviour of real-world problems and physical systems
  • Understand several key algorithms that reflect computational thinking, use logical reasoning to compare the utility of alternative algorithms for the same problem
  • Use two or more programming languages
  • Understand simple Boolean logic and some uses in circuits and programming; understand how numbers can be represented in binary, and carry out simple operations on binary numbers
  • Understand the hardware and software components that make up computer systems
  • Understand how instructions are stored and executed within a computer system
  • Undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications, preferably across a range of devices
  • Create, re-use, revise and re-purpose digital artefacts for a given audience, with attention to trustworthiness, design and usability
  • Understand a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely, including protecting their online identity and privacy

& for Key Stage 4, you will teach pupils how to:

  • Develop their capability, creativity and knowledge in computer science, digital media and information technology
  • Develop and apply their analytic, problem-solving, design, and computational thinking skills
  • Understand how changes in technology affect safety, including new ways to protect their online privacy and identity, and how to identify and report a range of concerns

Benefits of participating in an Computing teacher training course with us:

  • You will receive ongoing support from the globally-renowned York St John University
  • We are in partnership with an outstanding network of schools, with the added opportunity of being able to teach in sixth forms
  • To help support your year of teacher training, you may be eligible for funding
  • We are consistently rated ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted