The computing curriculum at SMBS aims to ensure students:
Have an understanding of the use and impact of technology in the world we live in.
- Develop computational thinking in the use of new and existing technologies.
- Develop analytical skills in computational problem solving.
- Engage in practical experience or writing computer programs (both visual and text based) in order to solve problems.
- Experience and apply the fundamental concepts of computing, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
Prepare for a technological future that is forever evolving.
- Become digitally literate with the ability to express and develop ideas through information and communication technology.
- Become active participants in the digital world.
- Develop the skills and experiences in computing and related technologies that will enable pupils to enter further education/work and adult life as confident and capable individuals.
Use technology safely and responsibly.
- Become responsible users of information and communication technology in a wide variety of contexts.
- Understand a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely, including protecting their online identity and privacy.
- Are able to recognise inappropriate content, contact and conduct and know how to report concerns.