Subjects

Computer Science

The Subject Way

Our subject has a ‘Subject Way’ at the heart of it. Our Subject Way is designed to help students become young subject specialists. The Subject Way has two main purposes:

Firstly, to teach students the vital skills they need to achieve their full potential and gain the very best grades they can. Secondly, to teach students how each subject relates to the wider world, incorporating the life skills they will learn.

It is our belief that knowing how what you learn links to the wider world brings a subject to life and therefore improves overall understanding and engagement.

Long Term Plans

Computer Science is part of the Computing, Economics and IT suite in year 9.

YEAR 9
Block 1Block 2
HTML & CSS
Inside a PC
Algorithms, flowcharts and pseudocode
Python programming
Computer systems
Computational thinking, algorithms and programming
YEAR 10
Half Term 1Half Term 2Half Term 3Half Term 4Half Term 5Half Term 6

Systems Architecture

Memory & Storage

Wired and Wireless Networks

Network Topologies, Protocols and Layers

System Security

Systems Software

Ethical, Legal, Cultural & Environmental ConcernsPython ProgrammingAlgorithms
YEAR 11
Half Term 1Half Term 2Half Term 3Half Term 4Half Term 5Half Term 6
AlgorithmsProgramming TechniquesProducing Robust Programs

 

Computational Logic

Translators and facilities of languages

 

Data Representation

Exam PreparationExam Preparation