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.
|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|
|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 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.
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.