At Reach students study one lesson of Core IT each week. We believe that in order to fully prepare students in for life after school they must be aware of all aspects of the digital world. This will allow them to protect themselves from the negatives and take advantage of the positives of our digital world.

Technology can be thought of as the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes. From the invention of the wheel to the harnessing of electricity for artificial lighting, technology is a part of our lives in so many ways that we tend to take it for granted.

Core IT comprises of a combination of Internet safety, digital literacy and computer science.

Internet Safety

Internet safety, also known as online safety or cyber safety, is a wide-ranging topic about risks associated with the Internet. It includes, cyber bullying, exposure to inappropriate material, online predators, release of private information and computer crime.

Digital Literacy

With the increase in the importance of technology in today’s society, digital literacy has become a valuable aid to lifelong learning and prosperity.  People need to keep up with the pace of changing technology, its dangers and benefits. Digital literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet. 

Computer Science

Computer science is the study of both computer hardware and software. It encompasses both the study of theoretical algorithms and the practical problems involved in bringing them to life through computer hardware and software. The study of computer science has many branches, including artificial intelligence, software engineering, programming and computer graphics.