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Computing (Key Stage 3)

 

We currently teach Computer Science 4 times over a fortnight. This gives us an opportunity to have a comprehensive curriculum that includes a range of content that accurately links to the DfE guidance on Key Stage 3 content.

Each unit comprises of 10 lessons. This includes an end of unit test. The test is used with teacher assessment to level students accordingly.

Year 7

What will pupils study this year?

 

 

 

 Autumn Term

 Graphics

 Graphic Types | Representing Graphics | Reviewing Graphics | Sourcing Materials & Royalty Free | Planning and Creating Graphics 

 Computer Crime & Cyber Security 

 Email Scams | Computer Misuse | Data Protection | Copyright | Health & Safety | Impact on Environment

 Spring Term

 Spreadsheets

 Introduction to Spreadsheet Models | Using and Adapting Spreadsheet Models | Planning and Creating a Spreadsheet Model | Applying "What If" Scenarios | Formatting and Validation within a Spreadsheet | Presenting Data within Graphs and Charts

 Multimedia

 Identifying Audience and Purpose for a Product | Planning for a Multimedia Presentation | Searching for Relevant Information for thee Multimedia Product | Creating the Multimedia Product | Enhancing the Multimedia Product - adding Sound and Video | Testing the Multimedia Product | Gathering Feedback and Improving the Multimedia

 Summer Term

 Introduction to Scratch

 Creating Sequencing Instructions | Using a Sequences of Instructions | Creating and using Loops | Changing Variables | Creating a Game

 Understanding Computer Systems

 Hardware and Software | Memory | CPU | Units of Data | Understanding Binary | Binary Addition | Storage

 

Year 8

What will pupils study this year?

 

 

 

 Autumn Term

 Using Computers Safely and Effectively

 File Management | Backup, Archiving and Data Security | Social Networks | Email use and Etiquette | Effective Searching/Query 

 Databases

 Students will study an introductory unit to the practical side of Computers. This will cover computer systems and their components, their software, digital storage and input / output devices.

 Spring Term

 Networks 

 Internet and Data Packets | Connectivity | WAN and LAN | Topologies | Servers | Encryption | Privacy and Security Debate

 Introduction to Python

 Algorithms | Programming Languages | Debugging | Variables and Data Strings| Addition and Logic Errors | Loops

 Summer Term

 Websites

 ICT in a Business Environment