KS3 IT and Computing

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Course Name
: Computing

Curriculum Content

 
Aut 1
Aut 2
Spr 1
Spr 2
Sum 1
Sum 2
Year 7Induction/
Collaborative working
ScratchE-safety (M)Communication & Searching
Do Aliens Exist?(M)
Stop frame animation (bringing history to life)
Year 8ICT in shops (M)Business DocumentsBinary(M)Python 1(M)Networking Computer Systems
Year 9Spreadsheet ModellingBusiness DocumentsDreamweaverPython 2Internet and Copyright

How Classes are Grouped

Students are grouped in mixed ability.

Students are grouped in mixed ability.

Students are grouped in mixed ability.

Assessment (including homework)

At the end of each unit students will complete an on-line assessment.  The result from this will be used in combination with the class based and homework task set over the course of the unit to support the teacher in deciding an end of unit level to award.  Homework will be set once a fortnight that typically does not require computer access.

At the end of each unit students will complete an on-line assessment.  The result from this will be used in combination with the class based and homework task set over the course of the unit to support the teacher in deciding an end of unit level to award.  Homework will be set once a fortnight that typically does not require computer access.

At the end of each unit students will complete an on-line assessment.  The result from this will be used in combination with the class based and homework task set over the course of the unit to support the teacher in deciding an end of unit level to award.  Homework will be set once a fortnight that typically does not require computer access.

How to Support Your Son

Discussions on how you can use IT safely

Explore different collaborative tools together.

Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of different collaborative tools. Encourage involvement in choices made when selecting digital devices for the home.

Practise Scratch as you can download for free –

http://scratch.mit.edu/

Encourage discussion about computer hardware and involve your son in helping to set up new equipment.Look at the home network you might have and identify what each part is doing.

Explore all the features on their mobile phones.

Discuss the use of databases in your own work place and in your day to day life in order that your son can understand the impact they have on running a business.

Provide opportunities for your son 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/

 

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