SMSC in Computer Science
The curriculum area continues to have a wide and varied extra-curricular provision. Computer Science runs a weekly Coding club which is well attended. Students from the Coding club once again took part in the Adoptabot Coding competition and won both the wiki and coding elements. Students also competed with hundreds of schools across the UK in the Vex Robotics Challenge.
Students in KS3 took part in the Transformation Trust’s Dell Challenge. Uxbridge High School was loaned a range of different technologies and students, as part of a homework project, had to invent a device or idea that would help their local community. Students came up with a range of brilliant ideas, the winning entry was a device that would tackle loneliness amongst the elderly. The winning entry won a tablet computer donated by the Transformation Trust.
E-safety and online etiquette is regularly addressed in all year groups. E-safety curriculum teaches students how to stay safe online and the dangers of the inappropriate use of mobile technology and social networking sites. Computer Science also regularly publishes e-safety advice and tips in the student bulletin and delivers a whole school assembly each February to coincide with Internet Safety Day. There are displays in the corridors created by students, which also outline how to stay safe online and while using mobile devices.