Computing Course Info KS3

Content

Year 7In Year 7 students study the following topics:
Induction
Collaborative working
Algorithms and flowcharts
HTML
Microbits
Year 8In Year 8 students study the following topics:
Computational Thinking to create an Interactive Presentation
Encryption
Binary
Python
Digital graphics
Year 9In Year 9 students study the following topics:
Computational thinking to create an Interactive Presentation
Logic gates & sort algorithms
Spreadsheets
Email and word processing

Assessment (including homework)

All yearsAt the end of each unit the students will complete an assessment either written or online.  Homework will be set once a fortnight and typcially does not require a computer.

How to support your daughter

Discuss the use of databases in your own work place and in your day to day life in order that your daughter can understand the impact they have on running a business.
Provide opportunities for your daughter to program day to day devices such as the heating and television. Avoid stereotyping Computing as a gender specific subject.
Practise coding by using this site http://www.codecademy.com/
Discussions on how you can use IT safely
Explore different collaborative tools together.
Practise HTML [notepad++ and Python as you can download for free.