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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

E-Safety, binary & control

Autumn term 1

 

Ms Logo and Scratch

Autumn term 2

Skill based on-going assessment.

Graphics for business

Spring term 1

Introduction to Python and Spreadsheets

Spring term 2

Spreadsheets continued and Python programming

Summer term 1

E-Safety and computational thinking

Summer term 2

 

Computer Science Year 8

Topic

Half term

Assessment

E-Safety and Cryptography

Autumn term 1

 

Python programming and networks

Autumn term 2

Skill based on-going assessment.

Data representation

Spring term 1

Cyber security

Spring term 2

Python programming

Summer term 1

E-Safety and hardware

Summer term 2

 

Ken Stimpson Community School
Staniland Way
Werrington
PE4 6JT (Sat Nav users: PE4 6WR)