Key Stage 3 Computing

“Learners are taught how digital systems work, how they are designed and programmed, and the fundamental principles of information and computation.”

Qualification

Awarding Body


Who to contact for more information about this course

Queries should be directed to Mr Hicken

Years taught

Year 7 and Year 8

What is the course structure?

At the core of computing is the science and engineering discipline of computer science, in which learners are taught how digital systems work, how they are designed and programmed, and the fundamental principles of information and computation.


Building on this core, computing equips learners to apply information technology to create products and solutions. A computing education also ensures that learners become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

What will I study?

Year 7 and 8 – Areas of Study: 2 hours across a 2 week period

 

  • Understanding Computers

  • The CPU

  • Understanding binary

  • Binary addition

  • Storage devices

  • Convergence and New Technologies

  • Networks

  • The internet

  • Connectivity

  • Topologies

  • Client-server Networks

  • Encryption

  • Introduction to Python

  • Numbers and Arithmetic

  • Selection

  • Writing Algorithms

  • While loops

  • Searching

How is the course assessed?

n/a

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