softwareOver Key Stage 3 we look to engage our students with a variety of exciting topics. We pride ourselves on offering opportunities to develop students’ computational thinking, ability to evaluate and apply information technology to solve problems as well as gaining practical experience of writing computer programs. In the first three years at St. Crispin’s students will use a variety of programming languages – both visual and text based, complete group activities that model business practice and

 

 

 

 

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Year 7

Through Year 7 pupils will cover the following skills and topics:
– Introduction to Computing at St Crispin’s and basic rules around e-safety.
Skills: Can describe what e-safety is and know how to actively stay safe when using electronic devices
– Creating and Interactive Story
Skills: Can complete a basic sequencing activity and understand how programs can branch.
– Theory – Hardware, Software, Binary and Logic Gates
Skills: Can describe and in some cases explain the use and application of different theoretical aspects of computer science
– Text based programming – Logo in Small Basic
Skills: Understands how to use inputs and outputs when writing a program
– Data handling – Spreadsheets
Skills: Can create and manipulate data as well as using formulas to create an intended outcome
– Creating Digital Images
Skills: can research and create a product based on a user’s requirements
– Graphic based programming – Creating a game in scratch.
Skills: Can sequence a series of instructions, also shows an understanding of how to apply loops, if statements and variables.

Year 1.1                                1.2 2.1                             2.2 3.1                                         3.2
7 E-Safety

Cats Tests

Interactive Story

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Binary

Logo in Small Basic Spreadsheets Digital Images Scratch

Year 8

Throughout year 8 pupils will cover the following topics:
– Text based programming – html
Skills: can sequence instructions, understands the different ‘tags’ required to make simple and advanced presentational changes to a web page.
– Theory – Impact of ICT on society
Skills: Can independently research and evaluate information on a given topic before presenting findings to the class.
– Graphic based programming – creating algorithms in Flowol
Skills: Understands how to apply if statements, loops, inputs and outputs and sub routines to solve a given problem
– Data handling – Databases
Skills: Can create and manipulate data to create a database as well as apply searches and queries and create forms and reports.
– Text based programming – Small Basic
Skills: can use text based programming to evidence the use of loops, subroutines, branching, if statements and variables to solve a given problem

Year 1.1                                1.2 2.1                             2.2 3.1                                         3.2
8 Ethics and Impact on Society HTML Flowol How the internet works Databases Small Basic

Year 9

Throughout year 9 pupils will cover the following topics:
– Text based programming – Visual Basic
Skills: can apply previously taught skills to a more advanced programming language.
– Theory – how to construct sorting and searching algorithms
Skills: can research and present accurate explanations of the process used to search and sort for electronic information.
– Data handling – using multiple software to produce a product
Skills: can edit and manipulate data, apply advanced formulas, advanced queries and can use macros to make data handling more efficient.
– Text based programming – html, CSS and Java
Skills: Can use html skills used in year 8 as well as applying CSS to format web pages and Java to enable interactivity in web pages.
– Group work – a collaborative task that requires students to produce a complicated product based on the systems life cycle. Group projects must also include an element of programming.

Year 1.1                                1.2 2.1                             2.2 3.1                                         3.2
9 Theory:

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Text based programming – Visual Basic Sorting and Searching Algorithms Logic Gates and Binary Cyber Security Group Work covering digital literacy and programming concepts