Course Outline for KS3
Year 7 – 9
The emphasis is on building problem solving skills (computational thinking).
The main focus is to use a variety of programming tools and languages including using Microbits, Python and Visual Basic to build programs to solve problems.
Topics studied also include web design, fundamentals of computer hardware and Internet safety.
Key Stage 4
Year 10 – 11
Throughout Years 10 and 11 those who have chosen to study GCSE Computer Science have three lessons per week. All lessons are taught in computer labs, although students are also encouraged to think about developing solutions to problems away from a computer by engaging in problem solving.
Students follow the new GCSE offered by AQA. Topics include amongst others: fundamentals of algorithms, programming and data representation. Students sit two paper based exams at the end of Year 11.
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