This half term sees KS3 Computing being a little creative and learning some basics in Information Technology. In year 7, the students have been learning all about spreadsheets and are in the process of creating a spreadsheet for a specific scenario that needs to include a range of formulas and charts. The students are doing this independently and are using the skills taught in the previous lessons to do this.
Year 8 are in the process of designing their own music festival and have planned a website to promote this music festival. The students will be incorporating a variety of features into their websites, including scrolling text, videos and slideshows. We will be investigating the programming language, HTML that sits behind the websites and looking at challenging the girls to write some HTML codes to help produce their websites.
Year 9 are learning about media and have looked at some of the theory behind films. They have looked at a range of audiences and purposes and are also learning about different narrative structures and character types. They are now working in groups to plan a film trailer for a teenage audience with a purpose of escapism. The students have started to produce their scripts and are filming within the next few weeks. They will then work on sounds for the trailer for their finished product. I am looking forward to seeing what the students produce as there are some interesting ideas!
Curriculum Leader for C.A.T. Faculty