Students at Carleton High School tell us that they find computing relevant and challenging for our modern world. They enjoy developing inquisitive minds and employable skills.
Our computing curriculum incorporates Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy. A high-quality computing education equips students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing as a STEM subject has many links with Mathematics, Science and Design and Technology. Therefore it uses a broad range of skills which challenge students to become digitally literate at a level ready for future workplaces, and as active participants in a digital world. The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure all students can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation, writing programs in order to solve such problems, as well as evaluating and applying.
Efficient Office and Cloud skills are an essential tool for most jobs in today's workforce. Careers within coding and the digital media are the fastest growing sectors today, predictions estimate there will be twice as many jobs than candidates to fill them in the coming years. There are jobs advertised today that were not invented five years ago. We have devised our curriculum with this in mind.
The Business Studies based course at Carleton is dynamic and aims to prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century by introducing them to the complex world of business. The course emphasises the ever-changing character of business, the diverse nature of business enterprise and the inter-dependence of the various sections of the business world.
Business Studies is a mixture of the academic study of business along with the practical and applied elements to provide an exciting up to the minute look at the business world. It equips our students with many vital life skills such as communication, problem-solving, time management, teamwork and decision making. Whether your aim is to pursue an academic career, train for a profession or become an entrepreneur, the necessary knowledge and skills are developed through the study of business.