Key Stage 3 Computing
Year 7 students have started to investigate the use of 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 must have a healthy eating theme and will include a variety of scripts, sprites and variables. These games will be then evaluated and assessed. I am looking forward to seeing all the imaginative games and designs.
Year 8 students are building their knowledge about binary and will be exploring 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 and will now move to more advanced programming skills by discovering functions and loops.
GCSE Computer Science
Computer Science is off to a great start this academic year. Year 11 have started to plan a variety of programs using different algorithms. They will be putting their planning into practice to ensure that 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 10 media students have made a great start by learning about a variety of historical and contemporary media products. They have also acquired knowledge about media producers and their purpose. As the weeks progress, the students will select a media product and investigate this product in detail. They will look at the different audiences and the purposes of the product from script writing to camerawork.
Year 7 and Year 8 Computing Club
Come along to room 50, Monday lunchtime from 12:45pm until 1:15pm. Learn about programming and take part in a variety of cyber security challenges as the weeks progress, with the potential to enter competitions nationally. The club starts Monday 26th September. Sign up with Mrs Bennett, room 50. Only a few spaces. First come, first served!
Curriculum Leader for the C.A.T. Faculty