Key Stage 3
The KS3 Computing Curriculum aims to develop independent resilient learners who embrace challenge, see trial and error as a vital part of the learning process and who willgrow through collaborative work. Our broad curriculum will look to spark intellectual curiosity to seek/make real world and cross-curricular connections. Learners will acquire the skills to effectively combine information into different formats that the computer can deliver with considerations for the purpose and target audience. Learners will also understand the basic principles of computer architecture and will be able to analyse their structure in typical designs, embedded systems and artificial intelligence. They will understand what a problem is and will be able to decompose and recommend solutions in a way that a computer, a human or both can understand, translating this solution into a workable programme.
Computers have become an essential part of everyday life. Through the study of Computing and computational thinking, learners will develop a wide range of fundamental skills, knowledge and understanding that they will need for the rest of their lives that will enable them to participate effectively in both the real and the digital world.