Year 7 Programme of Study
Topic  Key Skills  Projected Assesment Date 
Using computers safely, effectively & responsibly  At the end of this Unit all pupils should be able to:
Most pupils will be able to:
Some pupils will be able to:

W/B 12/12/2016 
Understanding computers  At the end of this Unit all pupils should be able to:
Most pupils will be able to:
Some pupils will be able to:

W/B 13/02/2017 
Networks & the internet  At the end of this Unit all pupils should be able to:
Most pupils will be able to:
Some pupils will be able to:

W/B 03/04/2017 
Software development 

Terminally assessed project 
Year 8 Programme of Study
Topic  Key Skills  Projected Assessment Date 
Understanding computers  At the end of this Unit all pupils should be able to:
Most pupils will be able to:
Some pupils will be able to:

W/B 17/10/2016 
Networks & the internet 
At the end of this Unit all pupils should be able to:
Most pupils will be able to:
Some pupils will be able to:

W/B 12/12/2016 
Data Representation  At the end of this Unit all students should be able to:
Most students will be able to:
Some students will be able to:

W/B 13/02/2017 
Software development  At the end of this Unit all pupils should be able to:
Most pupils will be able to:
Some pupils will be able to:

W/B 03/04/2017 
ICT project  Pupils will, to varying degrees:

Terminally assessed project 
Throughout both Key Stages, pupils are taught to:
 Design, use and evaluate computational abstractions that model the state and behaviour of realworld problems and physical systems.
 Understand several key algorithms that reflect computational thinking; use logical reasoning to compare the utility of alternative algorithms for the same problem.
 Use 2 or more programming languages, at least one of which is textual, to solve a variety of computational problems; make appropriate use of data structures; design and develop modular programs that use procedures or functions.
 Understand simple Boolean logic and some of its uses in circuits and programming; understand how numbers can be represented in binary, and be able to carry out simple operations on binary numbers.
 Understand the hardware and software components that make up computer systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems.
 Understand how instructions are stored and executed within a computer system; understand how data of various types (including text, sounds and pictures) can be represented and manipulated digitally, in the form of binary digits.
 Undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications, preferably across a range of devices, to achieve challenging goals, including collecting and analysing data and meeting the needs of known users.
 Create, reuse, revise and repurpose digital artefacts for a given audience, with attention to trustworthiness, design and usability.
 Understand a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely, including protecting their online identity and privacy; recognise inappropriate content, contact and conduct, and know how to report concerns.
Full National Curriculum course content for Computing is available here.
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Key Stage 3 pupils are given homework every lesson, as appropriate. See the Department of Computing Homework Policy for more details.
Note that supervised access to Computing resources is available at these times.
Full homework details (including hwk set/due dates) can be found in your Homework Diary.