Last half term saw KS3 Computing investigating and using a variety of programming codes ranging from Scratch to Python. Year 7 students have been designing and creating their own game using Scratch. The game has to have a theme about healthy eating has to include a variety of scripts, sprites and variables. These games have now been evaluated and assessed. The students are 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, 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, which is giving them a taste of GCSE Computer Science. They are now learning about how the components work within a computer and are also exploring the ethics that surround Computer Science technology.
Curriculum Leader for the C.A.T. Faculty