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Key Stage 3

Computing at Key Stage 3 

In order to allow pupils to pursue both ICT and Computer Science at GCSE and beyond, it is anticipated that the programme followed by your child during Key Stage 3 will be as follows.

Topics Covered per Half Term 

Terms

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Overview

 

 

An introduction to Computing at Idsall

Unit 1 - Programming with Scratch

Unit 2 – An Introduction to Data, Data Representation & Databases

Unit 3 – Animal Rescue Project (ICT Skills)

Unit 4 – An Introduction to HTML & CSS  (web development)

 

 

Unit 1 – An Introduction to Programming with Python

Unit 2 – Databases (MS Access)

Unit 3 – Electronic Time Capsule – web development with Dreamweaver

Unit 4 – An Introduction to Computer Networks (LAN/WAN, peer-peer / client-server, topologies, MAC addresses, IP addresses, router, hub, switch etc.).

 

Unit 1 – More programming with Python.

Unit 2 – Climate change project (MS Office skills).

Unit 3 – Data & data representation (binary, hex, text, bitmaps, sound etc.).

Unit 4 – User interfaces project (Dreamweaver).

Autumn 1

 

Introduction to Idsall's network & eSafety.
Programming with Scratch.

Programming with Python.

 

 

 

 

Python Programming.

 

Autumn 2

 

Programming with Scratch.
An introduction to data, data representation and databases.

Databases (tables, forms, queries and      reports).

 

Climate change project.

 

Spring 1

 

Data, data representation and databases.

 

 

Electronic Time Capsule
(web development with Dreamweaver)

 

Databases and data representation.

Spring 2

 

Animal Rescue Project
(spreadsheets, DTP, word processing).

 

Electronic Time Capsule
(web development with Dreamweaver).

 

Databases and data representation.

Summer 1

 

Web development-HTML & CSS

Computer networks.

 

User interfaces project..

 

Summer 2

 

Web development-HTML & CSS

 

Computer networks.

 

User interfaces project.