In the Autumn term Year 7 students designed and created a game using Scratch. The game had to have a theme about healthy eating and educating others all about being healthy. The games had to include a variety of scripts, sprites and variables. The games that have been created are fantastic with a lot of imagination and using different techniques learnt.
Year 8 students have been learning about internet searching techniques and looking into a variety of research including primary and secondary research with the girls conducting their own primary research around the topic of aliens. The students have produced some amazing information leaflets including persuasive vocabulary to inform audiences whether aliens exist or not. They have been looking at binary code and hexadecimal and are about to start to use the programming language python.
Year 9 students have learnt about advanced publisher skills, they conducted some secondary research around magazines and looked at the design of a variety of magazines and publications. They have reviewed these publications and used these to generate ideas for their own magazine design. The students carried out primary research into magazine designs and topics for magazines and then analysed their findings and using this research, are starting to design their own professional looking magazine. The girls have amazed me at the quality of the magazines created. They are now building on their python coding skills from year 8 and giving them a taste of GCSE Computer Science.
Mrs Bennett, Curriculum Leader for the CAT Faculty