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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 each week as well as entering the regular competitions and events that are held throughout the year.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

E-safety

Algorithms and flowcharts

Using data in spreadsheets

Computer inputs and outputs

Database design

Programming sound

Web development

Sorting data using algorithms

3D animation in Alice

Hardware and software

Understanding binary

Cyber security

Networking

Python programming

Programming in Python

Computer systems

Logic and circuits


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, 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 Cambridge Nationals in IT

Click here for the OCR Cambridge Nationals in IT webpage and here for the J808 specification.

By studying the Cambridge Nationals in IT, students will develop their understanding of a variety of technologies which will allow them to develop the skills needed for the digital world.

Students will learn about how to plan and manage an IT project which will include the collection and analysis of data as well as the presentation of information. Topics taught include: project management tools, legislation, security, web design and presenation software as well as spreadsheets and databases.

Grades are awarded at level 1 and 2 at a Pass, Merit and Distinction. There is also a Distinction * at Level 2 which is the highest possible grade. The assessment consists of one examination and one controlled assessment.

Students who enjoy using ICT to create a variety of documents including websites, will enjoy this course.  The course is suited to those who want to develop their ICT skills but not necessarily their programming skills. 

 


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, 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

Click here for the OCR Computer Science webpage and here for the J276 Specification.

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 1 non exam assessment (NEA) and 2 written examinations.

The topics covered over the course are listed below:

Unit 1: Computer systems Unit 2: Computational thinking NEA Programming project
Systems architecture Algorithms Programming techniques
Memory Programming techniques Analysis
Storage Robust programs Design
Wired and wireless networks Computational logic Development
Network topologies Translators and languages Testing and evaluation
System security Data representation  
System software    
Ethical and legal issues    

 


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, 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.

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