Skip to content ↓

KS3 Computing

Please see below Curriculum Overview

 

Curriculum Overview

 

Year 7

Year 8 Year 9 (GCSE bridging year)

  Autumn Term

  • File management
  • Social networking
  • Keeping your data safe
  • Using email (1)
  • Using the internet to search for information
  • How to trust images
  • How to research using a primary source
  • How to analyse the results of a questionnaire
  • Creating and evaluating brochures
  • Computer networks and the different types of network
  • Common types of network topologies
  • The purpose and use of common network protocols
  • Methods of network security
  • The 4-layer TCP/IP model
  • Creating algorithms and simple Python programs
  • Create Python programs combining integers and strings
  • Use if statements in your programming

Spring Term

  • Computers – an introduction
  • Computers – a history
  • Moore’s law
  • Computer components
  • Computers as processors
  • Flow diagrams and planning programmes
  • Using Scratch to draw repeating patterns
  • Creating and evaluating a simple game
  • E-Safety
  • Cryptography
  • The history of the Enigma machine
  • Barcodes and E-commerce
  • DRM Technology

Summer Term 

  • What is airbrushing?
  • Photo enhancing techniques
  • Photo editing techniques
  • Image manipulation
  • Computer systems 1
  • Computer systems 2
  • Binary
  • Storage devices
  • Python Recap
  • If Statements
  • Loops
  • Lists