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Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame
High School

Computing

KS3 Computer studies develops understanding of both computer programming and theory. You will study the key aspects of programming, data structures, algorithms, program design and how computer programs work in a range of contexts. 

Computer studies will help you develop useful skills like logical planning, maths skills, programming and other technical skills.

Curriculum 

  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Aut.1 PC basics (unplugged) E-safety: Website design – Hot Topics E-Safety: Text based e-safety game coded in Python
Aut.2 E-safety: quiz in Scratch E-safety: Website design – Hot Topics E-Safety: Text based e-safety game coded in Python
Spr.1 Scratch: Heli-cave and Rock, Paper, Scissors Intro to Python Cyber Security
Spr.2 Creating your own game in Scratch Programming with Kodu – The Maze and Side Scroller Dynamic website creation using HTML5, JavaScript and CSS
Sum.1 Programming in Python Creating your own game in Kodu Dynamic website creation using HTML5, JavaScript and CSS
Sum.2 Programming with the Micro:bit Python Challenges Set 1 –coding in C# Unity.
Set 2 - Kodu

Where does this subject lead me?
 

GCSE Computing

GCSE Computer Science gives students a real, in-depth understanding of how computer technology works. It offers an insight into what goes on ‘behind the scenes’, including computer programming, which many students find fascinating.

For more info., visit our GCSE Computing course.

Career Pathways.

It gives you knowledge and skills which are relevant to hundreds of different types of cutting edge jobs across many industries, like cyber security, working for high-tech companies and in artificial intelligence.