Computing

Aims

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.

Introduction

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

  • Introduction to computing
  • File management and organisation 
  • Creating websites
  • Graphics and animation 
  • Algorithms & flowcharts
  • Programming using microbits

In Year 8

  • Understanding computers
  • Web Design
  • Algorithms & flowcharts
  • Networking
  • Video editing
  • Programming using Scratch

In Year 9

  • Spreadsheet Development
  • Algorithms & flowcharts
  • Programming (Python & Scratch)
  • Computer security
  • Databases
  • Key Stage 3 to 4 transfer project