Computing - Key Stage 3

Year 7

  • Introduction to Computing at MHS
  • Computer Hardware and Networking – how computers are built and connected to each other
  • Binary – how data is handled inside a computer
  • BBC Microbit – programming using BBC Microbit
  • Scratch programming – create a simple maths game
  • Microsoft Access Databases – set up and manage music data, like iTunes

Year 8

  • Creating a website using HTML, using Notepad++ software
  • Beginners Python – programming in Python
  • HCI – design an app interface to promote a music festival
  • Spreadsheets – create a quiz using spreadsheet functions
  • Audacity – design a radio advertisement

Year 9

  • Further Python – extending Python skills
  • Further Binary – deepening binary knowledge, understanding and skills
  • Bitmap and Vector graphics using Photoshop
  • App Inventor – create an interactive app
  • Further databases – considering forms, reports and advanced queries
  • Living in a Digital world – creating a website using Dreamweaver