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In year 7:
Students cover a range of topics to give them a strong foundation on which to build on for years 8 and 9. Topics include e-safety, to enable students to protect themselves on-line and conduct themselves appropriately and programming, where students learn to deconstruct problems, develop computational thinking and problem solving skills and write programs.
In year 8:
Students cover a challenging range of topics to prepare them for Y9 and GCSE computing. Topics range from number systems where students learn to convert between decimal, binary and hexadecimal and perform some simple calculations to Logic Gates and Boolean Logic to get a better idea of how computers work and why they use binary.
In year 9:
Students cover a broad and challenging range of topics to prepare them for their Y9 standardised assessments and GCSE computing. Topics include programming, hardware, networks, algorithms and Pseudo code. Students will also develop their creativity and analytical thinking skills completing a creative project. Students will have a standardised test at the end of the year.
In computer science this means:
In year 7
In year 8
In year 9