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Computing

Programme of study – Computer Science

We want our students to understand and play an active role in the digital world that surrounds them and not to be passive consumers of an opaque and mysterious technology. In our lessons, students apply Computational Thinking (CT) as a problem solving process across a wide range of disciplines.

Extra-Curricular

Where possible the department aims to organise enrichment for students where they can handle cutting edge technology and work with Engineers, Technologists and Scientists to explore computing beyond the classroom. At KS3 students are encouraged to participate in the Teen Tech Awards where students use their imagination to think creatively to find better ways of doing things. Gifted and Talented students take part in the annual logical thinking; Bebras challenge and Faraday challenge day where they compete against other schools. More over the department has strong links with Cisco where students attend workshops to see cybersecurity, network and software development in action.

Recommended Reading

http://microbit.org/code/
https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-python
https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/zvc9q6f

Teachers

Mr S Gill
Mr I Ashraf

Year 7

Topic(s)
Autumn 1 Control Systems with Flowol
Autumn 2 Understanding Computers
Spring 1 Programming with BBC Microbit
Spring 2 Graphics
Summer 1 Programming with Game Maker (Maze Game)
Summer 2 Programming with Game Maker (Maze Game)

Year 8

Topic(s)
Autumn 1 Networks
Autumn 2 HTML, CSS, Javascript and Website Development
Spring 1 Advanced Programming with BBC Microbit
Spring 2 Sound Editing with Audacity
Summer 1 Programming with Game Maker (Platform Games)
Summer 2 Programming with Game Maker (Platform Games)

Year 9

Topic(s)
Autumn 1 Hardware, Software & Logic
Autumn 2 Introduction to Python
Spring 1 Introduction to Python
Spring 2 More Programming with Python
Summer 1 More Programming with Python
Summer 2 Computing Trends & Cybersecurity