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

  • 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