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Computer Science

At Key Stage 3 students learn follow the national curriculum and taught to:

  • understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

More specifically, the learn about components of a computer system, how to think like computer scientist, how the web works and web page creation, creating animation, using spreadsheets and databases computer programming.

In Year 7 students learn about:

  • Introduction to computer systems
  • Scratch programming
  • Spreadsheets concepts
  • E-safety
  • Drawing and manipulating shapes

In Year 8 students learn about:

  • Programming using Python
  • Prototype mobile app development
  • Advanced spreadsheet concepts
  • Web development using HTML
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