In Years 7, 8 and 9, students have one 50-minute lesson per week. Our scheme of work has been updated in line with the revision to the National Curriculum to increase the focus on Computer Science. Consequently, students study Computer Science, Digital Literacy and IT during KS3.
There is an increased focus on programming and students program in a graphical language (Scratch and micro:bit blocks) and a text-based language (Python and Logo). Students also study binary and how all the data that computers handle (e.g. images) can be represented in binary.
Students also study databases, spreadsheets, image editing, audio editing and other general computing skills.
For more information, please see the curriculum maps.