Key Stage 3 Computing
Key Stage 3 Computing has started this academic year with year 7 students starting to investigate and use a variety of programming codes ranging from Scratch to Python. In year 7, the girls will be designing and creating their own game using Scratch. The game has to be themed around healthy eating and educating others all about being healthy. The games will also have to include a variety of scripts, sprites and variables. These games will be evaluated and assessed and I am looking forward to seeing the students’ imaginative designs.
Year 8 students are building their knowledge about binary. They are going to explore the world of programming by using Python; this will develop their knowledge from year 7. The ultimate goal will be to create a mini-quiz using Python.
Year 9 students are learning about advanced programming skills using Python. Students have started to recall their previous learning from year 8 with some of the basics but will move to discovering functions, loops and more advanced programming skills.
GCSE Computer Science
Computer Science is off to a great start this academic year. Year 11 have been looking at algorithms and are starting to plan a variety of programs. They will be putting their planning into practice to ensure they can code these programs successfully.
Year 10 have made a fantastic start to Computer Science. They have learnt about the CPU components and how the CPU works, We are currently learning about a variety of storage devices and how they operate.
BTEC Creative Media Production
Year 11 media students are looking at their next component and preparing to complete the 10-hour brief that they can select to create a print (magazine) or plan and create a mini-film, TV advert or trailer. We are currently learning the skills of filming and creating a mini film trailer where they will learn how to edit film footage. I am looking forward to seeing the finished products.
Curriculum Leader for the C.A.T. Faculty