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Computer Science

The Compter Science Department strives for all students to achieve their potential and ensure that they have the skills to become lifelong learners and users of technology. We seek to ensure that they leave us with the necessary skills to go on to successfully complete an ICT or Computer Science qualification, other areas of study or directly into employment.

Statement of Work

 At Key Stage 3, students undertake a variety of half-termly units, all of which are linked to either the iMedia or GCSE Computer Science course.  The aim is to ensure students are prepared to choose options in year 8.

At Key Stage 4, students follow GCSE Computer Science (1-9).

Key Stage 3

Students in KS3 experience a diverse range of topics, software packages and new technologies in order to build their Computer Science skills thus preparing them for KS4 and beyond.

Year 7

Topics students will typically study include:

• Internet Communication and E-Safety
• Computer Systems
• Micro:Bit Programming
• Codes and Ciphers
• Control

Year 8

• E-Safety
• Website Design
• Micro:Bit Programming
• Python Programming
• How Computers represent data
• Key Figures in Computing
• Graphic Design

• Multimedia
• Computer Networks

KS4 Computer Science

Computer Science is a very challenging and rewarding qualification.  There is a significant emphasis on a students ability to solve logical problems through computational thinking and Maths. The units of study for the course are as below:

Computer systems

  • Systems Architecture
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Wired and wireless networks
  • Network topologies, protocols and layers
  • System security
  • System software
  • Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

Computational thinking, algorithms and programming

  • Algorithms
  • Programming techniques
  • Producing robust programs
  • Computational logic
  • Translators and facilities of languages
  • Data representation

Programming Project 

  • Programming techniques
  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Development
  • Testing and evaluation and conclusions

The Programming Project is a piece of controlled assessment which is usually completed using Python or similar coding software.

Please contact Mr Kling - for more information about Computer Science.

Curriculum Overview

Computer Science Yrs 7-11

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