Computer Science

Key Stage 3 Computing

Topics/Skills Taught

Year 7

  • Introduction to the school network
  • Under the hood of a Computer
  • Think like a Computer Scientist
  • Drawing and Manipulating shapes
  • Creating an animation
  • The foundations of computing

Year 8

  • Operating Systems
  • Command line interface
  • Binary
  • Instruction Set design
  • Programming using selection and Boolean expressions
  • Introduction to HTML

Year 9

  • Binary characters, ciphers and encryption
  • Representing Sound
  • Simple database tables
  • Searching
  • Introduction to Programming with Python

Extra Curricular Activities

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