In years 7 and 8 the students are introduced to concepts of computing and basic programming skills. Students are introduced to GCSE content to ensure a deeper understanding of the subject which will help with choosing options in year 8. The lessons are a mix of theory and practical which mirrors the GCSE computing course that is studied from year 9 to year 11.
The students are motivated and enjoy the range of project based topics that they study. The emphasis on independent learning and students being fully aware of their progress has ensured motivation is a priority.
Computing in year 7 focuses on building confidence in programming skills learnt from primary school and introducing theory key terms throughout each project. Topics in year 7 include:
- Safety online
- Hardware and software
- Analysing data
- My digital world
- Back to the future
- Python programming