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Subject Essence

Subject Essence: At its core, Computing is about storing, accessing, transforming, transmitting and interacting with information.

What should we see children doing?

  • Understanding and applying the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • Analysing problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • Evaluating and applying information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • Becoming responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology
Policies and Supporting Documents
Helpful Links and Ideas

Top tips for children:
– Always ask a grown up before you use the internet. They can help you find the best thing to do.
– Don’t tell strangers where you live, your phone number or where you go to school. Only your friends and family need to know that.
– Don’t send pictures to people you don’t know. You don’t want strangers looking at photos of you, your friends or your family.
– Tell a grown up if you feel scared or unhappy about anything.

For advice for parents and carers about online safety, please visit our Online Safety page.

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