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Computing

Introduction

The Computing faculty at Ken Stimpson has specialist teachers who cover Key stages 3, 4 and 5. Lessons are taught in well-equipped rooms covering topics such as e-Safety, Graphic Manipulation, Computer Programming, Sequence and Control, Game Design and functional skills. These topics are split across Key Stage 3 and 4 to equip students with a strong set of IT skills, communication and presentation skills and team working abilities. Logical and computational thinking are developed throughout the key stages, with an embedded focus on both literacy and numeracy skills.

Students are able to elect a pathway of study within Computing subjects at Key Stage 4; GCSE ICT and GCSE Computer Science are all available. Post 16 students are also able to choose a pathway of study undertaking either the GCE Applied ICT and A Level Computer Science qualifications.

Mr Satari
Head of Faculty
Computer Science Year 7

Topic

Half Term

Assessment

Familiarise with school network

E-Safety

Binary & Control

Autumn Term 1

Skill based teacher feedback given every 6 lessons.

 

Assessment completed end of Autumn Term 2 based on Autumn Topics.

MS Logo

Scratch

Autumn Term 2

Scratch Game Project

Safer Internet Week

Spring Term 1

Skill based teacher feedback given every 6 lessons.

E-Safety

Introduction to Python Programming

Spring Term 2

Spreadsheets and Budgeting

Summer Term 1

Skill based teacher feedback given every 6 lessons.

 

Assessment completed end of Summer Term 1 based on Spring and Summer 1 Topics

Computer Science Year 8

Topic

Half Term

Assessment

E-Safety

Cryptography

Autumn Term 1

Skill based teacher feedback given every 6 lessons.

Networks

Python Programming

Autumn Term 2

Internet, Cyber Security, Legal/Ethical Issues

Safer Internet Week

Spring Term 1

Skill based teacher feedback given every 6 lessons.

 

Assessment completed end of Spring 1 based on Autumn and Spring 1 Topics

Data Representation

Spring Term 2

Python Programming

Summer Term 1

Skill based teacher feedback given every 6 lessons.

 

End of term assessment completed end of Summer Term 1 based on Spring 2 and Summer 1 Topics

E-Safety

Hardware/Logic Gates

Summer Term 2

Ken Stimpson Community School
Staniland Way
Werrington
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