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

  • 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