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Key Stage 3

Computer Science


Year 7

Autumn Term

  • Unit 1 History of Computing - Students learn about the generation of computing.  We focus upon the functions of hardware components
  • Unit 2 Scratch Programming - students will learn the fundamentals of programming.  They will produce a small game with gained knowledge and skills. 

Spring Term

  • Unit 3 Databases - During this project students will learn about information storage and retrieval as well as the differences between flat file and relational databases.
  • Unit 4 QR Codes - This project empowers students to make and distribute their own personalised QR codes.

Summer Term

  • Unit 5 E-Safety - Students will learn about the potential dangers of modern web technologies
  • Unit 6 HTML & CSS  - This project introduces students to script based programming.  They will make a webpage and enhance its appearance using CSS.

Year 8

Autumn Term

  • Unit 1 Encryption - This project challenges students to utilise various cypher techniques to conceal and reveal codes
  • Unit 2 Flash Programming - Flash (Action Script) is an interactive and highly visual programming language.  We will examine key principles of Object Orientated Programming.
  • Flash Extended - students will produce a small game that they have planned /coded and constructed

Summer Term

  • Unit 3 JavaScript and HTML - This project challenges students to develop  interactive webpages to enhance user experience.
  • Unit 4 Java and Greenfoot - students will learn advanced programming methodologies and produce a game they have planned/ designed  and programmed.

Year 9

  • Unit 1 Blender - Students will learn to build a 3D model and animate it.  This learning journey is chronicled in a learning journal.
  • Unit 2 Encryption - This project challenges students to utilise various cypher techniques to conceal and reveal codes.  We explore modern encryption technologies.
  • Unit 3 Java GreenFoot - Students learn fundamental of Java programming principles.

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