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

Year 8

  • Flowol - algorithms for controlling real world situations
  • Small Basic - an introduction to text based programming and the Basic environment
  • Creating a website using HTML and CSS, using Notepad++ software and evaluating output in a range of browsers
  • Beginners Python – programming in Python from the beginning. This is another text based language that students will study for the rest of their MHS careers
  • Spreadsheets – create a financial model using a range of spreadsheet functions

Year 9

  • Further Python – extending Python skills including loops 
  • Further Binary – deepening binary knowledge, understanding and skills including GCSE content such as RGB and hex
  • Bitmap and Vector graphics using Photoshop
  • Databases – considering forms, reports and queries, data types and validation 
  • Cyber security - revision of a range of e-safety issues and additional cyber security issues such as protection against malware, legal considerations and network security