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KS3 Computing

Curriculum Overview

KS3 computing will challenge and inspire students to develop a natural curiosity of the technological world around them. The KS3 curriculum has been designed to offer the students a broad and balanced approach to ICT and Computing, while meeting the national curriculum of study set out by the DFE.

Each year, students will build upon the previous year with deepening understanding of key principles and skills taught, including computer science, ICT and online safety. Students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to undertake further study or work in the fields of ICT and Computing. 

How will I be assessed?

Every term pupils will have an assessment based upon the topic studied. This will be assessed using the St Bernadette computing assessment criteria. Practical, theory or peer assessments are used. For more information, please read the Curriculum Rationale document. 

Important Overview Documents

Curriculum Rationale
Key Learning Steps
Year 7 Road Map
Year 8 Road Map
Year 9 Road Map

Modules

Year 7 - What are Computers?

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 7 - Online Safety

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 7 - Visual Programming: Beginners (code.org)

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 7 - Command Line Programming (Small Basic)

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 7 - Spreadsheets

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 7 - Games Authoring (Kodu)

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 8 - Web Design (HTML & CSS)

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 8 - Digital Citizenship

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 8 - Games Design (Game Maker)

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 8 - Visual Programming: Intermediate (code.org)

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 8 - Graphics and Image Manipulation

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 9 - Understanding Computers

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 9 - Digital Citizenship: Technology Addiction

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 9 - Python Programming: Introduction

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 9 - Introduction to iMedia and Multimedia

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 9 - Python Programming: Intermediate

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

Year 9 - Web Design

Knowledge Organiser
Personal Learning Checklist

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