By the end of Key Stage 3, students should have developed a range of practical skills using popular office software, image and video editing tools, web development software, graphical and scripting programming languages. Students will also have developed a range of skills in digital literacy, the creative use of ICT and Computing which will include the fundamentals of computing and networking in preparation for Key Stage 4.


KS3 ICT/Computing is split into four main sections where students will cover a range of skills. These include:
General ICT skills, business related ICT skills, creative ICT skills and computer science ICT skills.

What students will study:

In Year 7

  • File management and organization 
  • Kodu Games design and creation
  • Graphics and animation 
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Control Technologies
  • Video Editing

In Year 8

  • Understanding computers
  • Web Design
  • Games design and programming using Scratch
  • Networking
  • Data Handling using spreadsheets and databases
  • Animation

In Year 9

  • Spreadsheet Development
  • Application Development 
  • Web Development 
  • Advanced Graphics
  • Databases
  • Key Stage 3 to 4 transfer project