Moving into ‘Computational Thinking’

Year 9 boys have been embracing the new Computer Science Curriculum by carrying out a number of activities to build their understanding of the use of algorithms that reflect computational thinking.

They have been learning how to decompose large problems into smaller more manageable tasks, produce an algorithm and then convert the algorithm into flowcharts.  This language is then transferable to a computer, providing a set of instructions to get it to do what they want.  Exciting stuff!  Here we can see a few of the students from 9F doing group work.  They were set the task of ‘building a tower’.