KS3 Computer Science
KS3 Computer Science combines both practical and theory elements to develop students' skills and knowledge throughout the courses that we teach. In each year, there is an increasing level of complexity and depth, with the development of ICT skills being embedded throughout.
By the end of KS3, students will be competent in many different languages necessary to program desktop and web-based applications. These include Small Basic, Python, HTML5 and CSS.
Ever wondered how the Internet really works? Will Artificial Intelligence ever be more advanced than humans? How are Smart Devices shaping the world we live in today? There are lots of questions answered in these units, which will enable our students to become rounded in the other aspects of computing, from historical developments, right up to present day and beyond.
Methods of Teaching
We have a VLE which supports teaching so that students can learn out as well as inside of the classroom. Lessons will contain demonstrations, videos, explanations, practical hands-on experience, as well as the time for students to put their innovative talent to the test!
At the end of Year 9, there is an opportunity for students who are opting to take Computer Science at KS4 to visit Bletchley Park, to discover the incredible achievements of Britain’s World War Two Codebreakers and the Enigma Machine, in the place where it happened. This supports the Artificial Intelligence course that is taught in Term 5 of Year 9 as well as developing the students' understandings of the development of technology in preparation for KS4 Computer Science course.