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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


Year 7

Year 8

Year 9


Online Safety & IT in Society
Computer Hardware 


Online Safety & IT in Society 


Online Safety & IT in Society
Programming in Python 


How computers work
Web Design
Programming in HTML
Creating Mobile Apps 


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


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