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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 Topics 

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)

Autumn 1

 

  • Introduction to Idsall's network & eSafety.

  • Programming with Scratch.

Autumn 2

 

  • Programming with Scratch.

  • An introduction to data, data representation and databases.

Spring 1

 

  • Data, data representation and databases.

Spring 2

 

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

Summer 1

 

Web development-HTML & CSS

Summer 2

 

  • Web development-HTML & CSS

Topics Covered per Half Term 

Term  Year 8 Topics 
Overview
  • 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.).
Autumn 1
  • Programming with Python.
Autumn 2
  • Databases (tables, forms, queries and      reports).
Spring 1
  • Electronic Time Capsule (web development with Dreamweaver)
Spring 2
  • Electronic Time Capsule (web development with Dreamweaver).
Summer 1 
  • Computer networks.
Summer 2 
  • Computer networks.

 

Topics Covered per Half Term 

Term  Year 9 Topics 
Overview
  • 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
  • Python Programming.

Autumn 2
  • Climate change project.
Spring 1
  • Databases and data representation.

 
Spring 2 
  • Databases and data representation.

 
Summer 1 
  • User interfaces project
Summer 2 
  • User interfaces project