Using computers to present and manipulate information, whether that be through spreadsheet, database or programming. Considering the logic operations and number systems used in computing.

Prior Knowledge & Skills

Numeracy is important so that the uptake of new ideas is not hindered. Basic computer proficiency is a bonus, in particular working with files and folders. An introduction to formulae or equations would be beneficial.


Input data to spreadsheets and create graphs. Work with databases and the different types of information. Examine how numbers are stored in computers considering the manipulation of bits and bytes. Look at the flow of information and the logic applied in computer programs.


Computers are central to how we live and understanding how storage and manipulation of computer data can be considered a life skill. From engineers to accountants to doctors, computer systems are a way of professional life.


Get an idea of computing and data from this PowerPoint:

Early years: Computers