Key Stage 3

What you will study:

KS3 students will follow a tailored scheme of work to meet the needs of developing the students' knowledge and skills of using ICT. Students will have two lessons per week in Year 7 and Year 8. In Year 9 they will have one lesson per week.

Year 7

  1. Using Computers Safely
  2. Single-Board Computing
  3. Coding Through Kodu
  4. First Steps in Small Basic
  5. Spreadsheet Modelling
  6. Games Programming in Scratch
  7. Understanding Computers
  8. Programming in Gamemaker
  9. Creating a Video
  10. Introduction to Python

Year 8

  1. Computer Crime & Cyber Security
  2. Graphics
  3. HTML & Web Design
  4. Algorithms
  5. Python - Next Steps 1
  6. Python - Next Steps 2
  7. Lego Mindstorms
  8. Database Development
  9. Networks
  10. Modelling in Small Basic

Year 9

  1. Sound Manipulation in Audacity
  2. Animation in Flash
  3. App Development in Appshed
  4. HTML & Web Development
  5. Investigating Future Technologies

Assessment

Students will be assessed at the end of each unit of work to monitor progress and identify areas that require future development. Assessment will be in the form of:

  • Online Assessment
  • Unit Project