At KS3 students will follow the Computing National Curriculum, covering digital literacy, information and communication technology and programing.
In Year 7: Through a series of projects, students will learn about e-Safety and digital literacy. They will develop skills in presenting information to ensure fitness for purpose and suitability for audience. They will master a range of spreadsheet skills and learn about computational thinking through flowcharts and object-based programing.
In Year 8: This is a very creative year in computing, where students learn about digital graphics manipulation, fun projects with spreadsheets, movie software, flash animations and creating websites with HTML. They also learn how a computer works, how to program a computer using Python, and the importance of cybersecurity.
In Year 9: Students will develop skills taught across KS3 to complete a project-based assignment based around a festival. They will produce promotional material such as digital posters and web banners, a website and a costing spreadsheet. They will also complete a programing project using Python.
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At GCSE Level: Students can opt to take the OCR GCSE Computer Science course. This comprises three components:
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