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Computer Science

During Key Stage 3 students will develop their knowledge and understanding of Computing.

As well as learning how to write a computer program, students will also learn about how computers work.  Students will use ICT to develop and present ideas as well as organise and manage data.  Finally, students will learn about the importance of being safe when using technology and know how to select accurate information when searching online.

KS3 Computing

Computing

During Key Stage 3 students will develop their knowledge and understanding of Computing.

As well as learning how to write a computer program, students will also learn about how computers work.  Students will use ICT to develop and present ideas as well as organise and manage data.  Finally, students will learn about the importance of being safe when using technology and know how to select accurate information when searching online.

Students’ progress is monitored by regular assessment.  We set homework to support the learning in the classroom and to develop wider skills such as literacy and numeracy.

Students who enjoy Computing can join our Code Club which meets regularly as well as entering the regular competitions and events that are held throughout the year.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Online safety

Introduction to algorithms

Programming in Scratch

Computer inputs and outputs

Data manipulation

Programming with the BBC Microbit

Web Design

Sorting and searching

Programming in EduBlocks

Hardware and software

Binary

Cyber Security

Networking

Recursive algorithms

Programming in Python

Computer systems

Logic Gates


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms J Foster, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

KS4 Computer Science GCSE

Computer Science GCSE

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Students will develop their understanding of computer systems, hardware, software, communications, networks and programming.

Students who enjoy problem solving and programming will enjoy this course.  Students would benefit from having a strong mathematical and logical background, ideally achieving secure or above at the end of KS3.

Grades 1 to 9 are awarded and assessment consists of two written examinations.

The topics covered over the course are listed below:

Component 01: Computer systems

Component 02: Computational thinking, algorithms and programming

Systems architecture

Memory and storage

Computer networks, connections and protocols

Network security

Systems software

Ethical, legal, cultural and environment impacts of digital technology

Algorithms

Programming fundamentals

Producing robust programs

Boolean logic

Programming languages and integrated Development Environments (IDE)


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms J Foster, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030
 

Subject Documents Date  
Computer Science Curriculum Intent 28th Sep 2021 Download
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