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Library: An Essential Guide to the IT Strand of the Computing Programme of Study

Originally free to Naace members, now updated and free to all, unpacks the key ideas of IT as represented in the Computing PoS, issued in support of Naace.

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Information Technology is one of the three strands of the Computing Programme of Study. Of the strands, which are Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy, it is probably the least familiar to teachers, while at the same time being the least clearly defined within the Programme of Study.

The concepts in the guide are essential for programmers as well as being important for pupils. There are only two fundamental aspects.
The first is that the strand is about how digital technology works in general.
The second is how to use digital technology to achieve meaningful outcomes within Computer Science and Digital Literacy.