Overview | Course Content
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
Understand the different ways that computers create and manage graphic elements. Vector & Bitmap graphics. Photoshop skills.
Fronter: 7.1 Graphics
|Introduction to Computing Science
Basic understanding of computer hardware and software functions.
Use simple programming (Scratch) to create a range of products.
Fronter: 7.2 Introduction to Computing Science
A further course on programming which builds on concepts learned in the previous term.
Write sequences of instructions
Understand the basic commands used in MSW Logo.
Use commands to create procedures for building simple programs.
Fronter: Year 7 Logo
Developing basic Spreadsheet modelling skills and understanding of simple functions.
Fronter: 7.4 Harry Plotter
Using computers effectively and safely. Learn to be critical of information. Privacy and data security. Social media, emails and search engines. Data footprint. Password advice.
Fronter: 7.3 Using Computers Safely
Understand what a database is and how they work. Use spreadsheet filters and database tools to create and analyse a database.
Fronter:7.5 Super Hero Database
Develop understanding of purpose and audience in a presentation based on a specific theme. Enhanced presentation skills.
Fronter: 7.1 Endangered Animals
|Year 8||Small Basic
Understand the Small Basic interface and develop programming skills to create a range of outcomes including simple mathematical shapes, text files and graphic elements.
Fronter: 8.3 Introduction to Programming
Hardware and software, CPU and components. Understand simple Binary processes and how storage devices work.
Convergence and changing technologies.
Fronter: 8.4 Understanding Computers
|History of Computers
Famous computing pioneers and famous computers investigation and presentation. Creating a history of computers quiz. Creating a magazine cover in Photoshop.
Develop understanding of more complex spreadsheet functions and processes.
Conditional formatting, COUNTIF, AVERAGE.
Fronter: 8.5 Gangsta Zoo
|HTML – Website Design
Simple HTML code including basic CSS.
WYSIWYG web design to create a site based on a given theme.
Fronter: 8.1 HTML
|8.6 Computer Crime and Cyber Security
Fronter: 8.6 Computer Crime and Cyber Security
Introduction to Python coding.
Create simple scripts using appropriate conditions and commands. Turtle graphics, variables, if selection statements, for loops and lists.
Fronter: 9.3 Programming with Python
Understand how domains, connectivity and networks facilitate communication between computers. Image and sound representation. Logic Gates. Sorting algorithms.
Fronter: 9.4 Computer Science
|Flowol unit (Resources to be located)
Understand a range of cyphers and how these are used to encode and decode messages.
Computational thinking skills and problem solving activities.
Fronter: 9.5 Wigston Spy Academy
Extended project. Use a range of skills and software to create a design for a structure, finance the project, install control systems and market the project in a range of appropriate formats.
Fronter: 9.1 Grand Designs
Use search engines for finding suitable information
Create digital artefacts suited to topic
Use vector graphics tools to develop visual design features for a particular audience.
Fronter: 9.5 Appshed