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KS3 ICT & Computing

Students cover a wide-ranging programme of study in Year 7, 8 and 9 which further develops skills learnt at primary school as well as introducing a range of new ones. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of website development, spreadsheets, graphics and animation, use of the internet, the fundamentals of computing, and a range of office applications. The department had introduced a range of computing activities such as Scratch even before the government introduced this formally. Students will be introduced to programming languages, seeing the process through from design to implementation and evaluation. This curriculum is continually evolving as new technologies become available. In addition to the taught curriculum, students enjoy using their programming skills in the Lego Robots club. Students will develop practical ICT and computing skills as well as team-work, communication, problem-solving, presentation skills and the ability to reflect on and evaluate their own work and that of others.