Computing

Computing      Curriculum Vision

Computer science at All Saints encourages learners to be inspired, motivated and challenged by a broad experience of computational thinking.

This will stimulate learner’s curiosity and encourage them to engage in problem solving using commuters, programming and algorithms. 

J Bishop

J Bishop

Curriculum Leader - Computing

KS3 Computing Curriculum

In KS3 Computing, our students study the following topics:

 Year 7 

  1. e-Safety
  2. Encryption methods
  3. Scratch
  4. HTML

Year 8

  1. Programming in Python
  2. Hardware and Software
  3. How the Internet works
  4. Modern computer skills
Year 9
  1. Careers 
  2. Design a chillout room
  3. eSafety animations
  4. Big data

Useful websites

Computerphile Topic Videos

Linus Tech Tips Videos

KS4 GCSE Computer Science Curriculum

Exam board: OCR

In KS4 GCSE Computing, our students study the following topics:

Component 1: Computer Systems (50% of GCSE)

  1. Systems architecture
  2. Memory and storage
  3. Computer networks, connections and protocols
  4. Network security
  5. Systems software
  6. Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental impacts of digital technology

Component 2: Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming (50% of GCSE)

  1. Algorithms
  2. Programming fundamentals
  3. Producing robust programs
  4. Boolean logic
  5. Programming languages and Integrated Development Environments

Useful websites

OCR GCSE Computer Science Specification 

CraignDave Topic Videos

Computerphile Topic Videos

Linus Tech Tips Videos

KS5 A Level Computer Science Curriculum

Exam board: OCR

In KS5 A Level Computing, our students study the following topics:

Component 1: Computer Systems (40% of A Level)

  1. The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices
  2. Software and software development
  3. Exchanging data
  4. Data types, data structures and algorithms
  5. Legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues

Component 2: Algorithms and Programming (40% of A Level)

  1. Elements of computational thinking
  2. Problem solving and programming
  3. Algorithms to solve problems and standard algorithms

Component 3: Programming Project (20% of A Level)

 Non-exam assessment – programming project

Useful websites

OCR A Level Computer Science Specification

CraignDave Topic Videos

Computerphile Topic Videos

Linus Tech Tips Videos

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