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Statutory Curriculum 

Pupils should be taught to:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly
  • recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.


Learning Outcomes and assessment criteria

Entry level 3 – 1 Unit – 6 credits 50 Guided learning hours.


1. Design write and debug programs 2. Work with algorithms 3. Understand computer networks including the internet. 4. Use a range of technologies to support work, safely and responsibly.
1.1 I can solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts. 2.1 I can provide reasons why algorithms work. 3.1 I can identify the world wide web as an important part of the Internet. 4.1 I can use the world wide web to support my work.
1.2 I can use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs. 2.2 I can identify errors in algorithms. 3.2 I can find information that is useful for my work. 4.2 I can select technologies for a particular purpose.
1.3 I can work with variables and various forms of input and output. 2.3 I can relate an algorithm to controlling events. 3.3 I can appreciate how a search engine selects results and ranks them. 4.3 I can combine technologies for a particular purpose.
1.4 I can identify errors in programs. 2.4 I can relate an algorithm to repeating actions. 3.4 I can identify obvious bias in content. 4.4 I can use technologies to collect data.
1.5 I can correct errors in programs.   3.5 I can use collaborative technologies. 4.5 I can use technologies to analyse, evaluate and present data.
1.6 I can write a program to solve a problem.     4.6 I can relate data to useful information.
      4.7 I can work safely and responsibly in a technological environment.
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