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Computing and ICT - KS3

What are the key features of the programme of study?

  • Representation of data - including how different types of data are stored and the use of binary
  • Maths for Computing - including number bases, Boolean logic and graph theory
  • Algorithms and programming - including sorting, searching, Scratch, BASIC and Python
  • Networking - including transmission and error-correction
  • Information Systems - including spreadsheets, databases, and the use of HTML and CSS to create web-pages
  • E- Safety

‚ÄčWhat will my child study in year 7?
Students will study: How to use computers (1), Computational Thinking (1), How computers work (1), Interactive media (1), Web development using HTML, Programming Techniques (1) Using Python.

What will my child study in year 8?
Students will study: How to use computers(2), Computational Thinking(2) Using Scratch, How computers work (2), Interactive media(2) Using Sketchup, Programming Techniques(2) Using Python, Creative Project Using Micro Bits

What will my child study in year 9?
Students will study: How to use computers (3), Computational Thinking (3) Using Snap/Turtle, How computers work (3), Interactive media (3) Using Sketchup, Web development using CSS and javascript, Creative Project Using Appshed

How will my child be assessed?
Students will be assessed each half term and will complete a Directed Improvement and Reflection Task after each test. There will be an end of year assessment.

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