Computing

KS3

Computer Science encourages learners to: Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation

• Analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs to do so • think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically

• Understand the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems

• Understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society

• Apply mathematical skills relevant to computer science.

Computers are widely used in all aspects of business, industry, government, education, leisure and the home. In this technological age, a study of computer science, and particularly how computers are used in the solution of a variety of problems, is essential to learners.

Students will study:

  • Safe use of the internet and email
  • Programming
  • Digital Literacy
  • Networking
  • Computer Hardware
  • Encryption
  • Data Representation
  • Hardware and Software.
  • Digital skills in Movie, Animation, Audio and Web design
  • Digital skills using Photoshop
  • Impact of ICT within Society


How do I support my son?

You can support your son by encouraging him to read a range of texts, including newspapers , books and magazines, ranging from the latest technology news to computer coding.

Recommended websites

Code.org

Lightbot

Scratch


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