Key Stage 3 Computing
This half term sees KS3 Computing investigating and using a variety of programming codes ranging from Scratch to Python. In Year 7, the girls have been designing and creating their own game using Scratch. The game had to have a theme about educating others to be healthy. The games also had to include a variety of scripts, sprites and variables. These games will be evaluated and assessed. The games that have been planned are fantastic with a lot of imagination.
Year 8 have been looking at binary code and hexadecimal and have started to use the programming language, Python.
Year 9 are investigating a range of Python techniques including variables and ‘if and else statements.’ The girls will have to create an app to showcase their skills learnt throughout the unit.
The next KS3 work will consist of a variety of units; Year 7 will be learning about spreadsheet skills. Year 8 will be learning about website design and looking at a variety of websites and the different features of websites. They will be designing their own websites and creating them using serif web plus. Year 9 will be starting to learn about Technology and they will be looking into the History of Technology and will end with the ‘Future of Technology’, where the girls will have to design a new piece of Technology that will enhance people’s lives.
GCSE Computer Science
Year 11 are in the process of completing their graded tasks, they are showing true determination when completing these graded tasks. Well done, girls! Keep up the hard work!
Year 10 will have completed all the theory for paper 1, Principles of Computer Science by the summer holidays. This theory consists of systems architecture and software, looking at data representation including binary, hexadecimal and sound, learning about networks and how different networks are structured and how they work. This includes the internet, looking at security of network, a variety of security issues and finally learning about ethical and environmental issues surrounding Computer Science including legislation.
BTEC Creative Media Productions
Year 11 have been completing component 3, exam-based assessment to gather the evidence needed. This work has been based around sustainability and there has been some brilliant work produced by the students.
Curriculum Leader for the C.A.T. Faculty