Key Stage 3 Computing
Year 7 students have been designing and creating their own game using Scratch. The game has a theme about healthy eating and has to include a variety of scripts, sprites and variables. The students are now learning some basic python programming skills to build on their scratch programming knowledge.
Year 8 students have been building their knowledge about binary and have explored the world of programming by using python. This has developed their knowledge from year 7. They are now learning about algorithms and flowcharts, using Flowol to create some flowcharts for different mimics and are exploring inputs and outputs.
Year 9 students have been learning about advanced programming skills using python. Students have recalled their previous learning from year 8 with some of the basics and have now moved on to discover functions, loops and more advanced programming skills. This is giving them a taste of GCSE Computer Science. They are now learning about the components within a computer work and are also exploring the ethics that surround computer science technology.
GCSE Computer Science
Year 11 have just completed their first round of mock exams and the results were brilliant! All their determination and hard work has paid off and I am sure that if they continue with this positive attitude towards their work, they will continue to do well in the mock exams in March. Well done, girls!
The year 10 girls have had a fantastic term and have been learning the theory behind computers. They are starting to understand how all the components work together and the important roles each one has. They have also been learning about data representation, including binary, hexadecimal and two’s complement. The girls have completed some assessments and there have been some incredible results. Keep up the hard work!
BTEC Creative Media Production
Year 10 have been exploring a variety of media products and have started to analyse these in detail. They have looked at the genre, purpose, target audience and different audience theories surrounding the media product. They have also studied the different character types within the product and are now learning about camera angles, lighting and sound within an audio/visual product. Great start to the first term. Well done!
Year 7 and Year 8 Computing Club
The students have successfully built their team robots and are now starting to program the robots to make them move. They are using BBC Micro:Bits to make this happen. We will then look at building a track for the robots to follow and will set range of challenges for each team to complete.
Curriculum Leader for C.A.T. Faculty