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Computing
Key Stage 3

                

In Key Stage 3 Computing at Sir John Leman High School, students participate in a curriculum which is designed to teach students key skills and enable them to understand key concepts. We believe that four key pillars underpin what we are trying to achieve – progressive units of work, accessible and meaningful assessment, inclusion of all students and teaching and learning excellence.

Key Stage 3 Topics
 

Term

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn

 
Online Safety & IT in Society
 
Computer Hardware 

 

Online Safety & IT in Society 
 
Database 

 

Online Safety & IT in Society
 
Programming in Python 

Spring

How computers work
 
Web Design
 
Programming in HTML
 
Creating Mobile Apps 

 

Python & BBC micro:bits/ Raspberry Pi's
 
Creating Graphics & Animation 

Summer

Programming with Flowol
 
Programming with BBC micro:bits
Programming in Scatch
 
Programming with Robots
Spreadsheet Modelling
 
Computer Networking
 
 
How is Computing assessed?
 

Each section of the curriculum will be assessed by use of an assessed task that covers the materials and assess the students ability to apply and use their knowledge. All assessed tasks will be marked and the results recorded on the task cover sheet and the results will be entered on Go4Schools.

How can I help my child?
You can help your child by encouraging them to use the computer at home and to practice the skills they learnt in class. Encourage them to use Sam Learning, which is a great resource for extended learning and improving subject knowledge. Help you child with their Computing homework projects by encouraging them to complete the challenging topics.   
 
Extended Learning 
 
Students will be set a mixture of Online extended learning through providers like Sam Learning and paper based projects to complete.
 

Director of Computing & IT Mr P Robinson