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Computer Science Curriculum 7 – 11

To view the full Computer Science Curriculum Maps - Click Here In KS3 students cover the three strands of the computer science curriculum – Information Technology, Digital Literacy and Computer Science. Gaining an all-round view of computers in preparation for a wide range of careers.

Year 7:

Students cover the three strands of the computer science curriculum – Information technology; digital literacy and computing. They begin the year learning how to use our school system including Microsoft Office applications. This is followed by an online safety topic before moving onto computational thinking and range of programming skills over the year using physical objects and two different visual programming languages – Kodu and Scratch. Micro: Bits allow us to do some physical computing. We look inside a computer and learn to crack the binary code. Homework projects extend their use of digital literacy skills and cover the history of computers and support learning on the topics above.

Year 8:

Students continue to expand their understanding of online safety. Programming is covered in textual and visual languages via Small Basic or FMS Logo and Scratch. A look at logic gates, Binary sound and computational thinking through Flowol as well as a thorough grasp of spreadsheets. We also look at App development and machine learning. Extended homework projects include a look at computer crime and support learning on the topics above.

Year 9:

Students begin their transition to OCR GCSE Computer Science 9-1. During the year they develop their programming and computational thinking skills, moving from Scratch to Python. We use and Arduino’s and Micro: Bits to explore physical computing; build websites using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. We look at the stars of computing in history, networks and recap & extend knowledge of hardware and

Binary. Homework includes projects in cryptology, HTML and online platforms to boost their programming skills. Online safety aspects are covered throughout the year. They complete many problem - solving exercises over the year with the aim to have explored many of the skills required to take on GCSE Computer Science and beyond in a fun and interactive way.

All students have a computational thinking booklet with lots of puzzles in to enhance their core problem solving skills at home.

In KS4 students independently complete The Duke of York’s Idea.org achieving bronze and often Silver certificates. This includes a wide range of topics covering the Computer Science Programme of Study, Online Safety, and Careers. All students will also cover a range of online safety topics.

Computer Science (OCR 9-1)

Year 10:

Students will study the theory of the 9-1 course: hardware; software; logic; data representation; networks and ethics. The practical element builds on their programming skills in python. As well as some theory surrounding algorithms and learning SQL to interrogate databases.

Year 11:

The year is set to revise all topics of theory and programming undertaking many programming challenges to support exam board requirements and student confidence in programming solutions, whilst understanding the theory behind the code in preparation for their final exams. Many exam questions are tackled as well as a range of games to embed knowledge for the exams.

Skills developed

  • Computational thinking – decomposition, abstraction etc.
  • The impacts of technology on society globally and individuals.
  • The components of digital systems and the benefits of each.
  • Be confident in applying maths skills to convert between different number systems.
  • To be creative in solving problems
  • To be confident users of technology
  • To understand communication between systems
  • To become resilient, logical thinking young people prepared for the next stage of their education.

KS5 - A Level Computer Science (AQA)

A level - Computer Science AQA - students study the linear course consisting of two exams and a project. They study all the topics from GCSE in more detail, strengthen their programming skills in Python including Object Orientated programming. Students tackle new topics including functional programming and Big Data. Opportunities to extend programming skills using a range of libraries in python and other languages are available. The theory topics delve into how a computer works and communicates. The individual project gives students the opportunity to solve a more complex problem independently.

A level gives a strong core study of computer science to enable progression into higher education, into a wide range of degree areas and careers in software development, engineering, medicine, law, business, and any of the sciences. The global computing Industry is ever evolving, and Computer Science A level will support your journey through education and into the workplace in job roles that have yet to exist.

Extracurricular activities

  • KS3 students have a lunchtime support session with a member of the team once a week
  • Opportunities to play at cryptography and programming over lunch with a member of staff and some A level Computer Scientists
  • Opportunities to take part in national competitions e.g. Bebras and Scratch
  • KS4 students can take part in the Government Cyber discovery program to become expert hackers. Bebras; TCSOCC and other competitions to challenge.
  • KS5 students programming challenges from Oxford, Bebras and Cyber discovery.
  • All students Opportunities to use Raspberry Pi’s, Micro:Bit and Arduinos with STEM projects

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE JOURNEY

CS Learning Journey

 

 

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June 4
Check your privacy settings on your mobile phones with these helpful guides. https://t.co/cjbCC5e1EV
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June 4
Our June Gameboard is 💥 LIVE 💥 Every student who completes the gameboard will be in with a chance of winning 1 of 40 Raspberry Pi 4 kits! Enter here 👉 https://t.co/FnIv0IogMQ https://t.co/P7D6D53Vog
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May 27
7C, 7E, 8C, 9C & 9H who have signed up for Oxplore. Your new book is Nought & Crosses. Do you know who wrote it? Get your copy from the school library and get reading. https://t.co/nqKXInQABR
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May 24
Well done Tharshika; Imaan; Ella & Jamie 7C for your work on Crest energy Topic with Mrs Erengwa https://t.co/5t0DUEBIMj
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May 20
STEM lunch fun with Tharshika and Imaan who made a step counter with their Micro:Bit. That will make you exercise! https://t.co/MeATDxc6n1
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May 20
Well done Year 10 Computer Scientists who have been working hard on their STEM projects: robotic hand, telegraph, seismograph & more, they have crafted models, cabled and programmed Arduinos and used Excel for data streaming. Brilliant STEM skills. https://t.co/7jPVKMYfSo
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May 20
Phishing emails are growing problem and make us all so vulnerable. Learn the telling signs from the poster below. Keep your identity safe online. https://t.co/xNsjaTuiyi
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May 19
Well done Osaro and Megan for taking on a wonderful free summer school opportunity in cybersecurity. Year 10 & 11 places available for your age group too. https://t.co/2TotH8vpkP
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May 15
we could do this in the new greenhouse with Eco club! I have the kit. https://t.co/Z3EHJlCk1j
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May 7
My playdough has been put to good use. Well done year 10 CS students. You have shown a very good understanding of the CPU and FEC. I look forward to marking your work. https://t.co/5kk4unZjeV
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May 7
Our special photo from yesterday's Brilliant Club Graduation is now ready to use What fun we had filming this on your special day. Well done all https://t.co/fnHlVZFYkr
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May 6
Well done our Brilliant Club Scholars who graduated today at Chislehurst School for Girls. We are so proud of your achievement, resilience and independence. You looked amazing in your mortar boards.#brilliantClub https://t.co/5nHuVaNPha
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May 6
Our speakers in the Brilliant club graduation well done Halle and Skye outstanding speeches to hundreds of people https://t.co/69FYq2c5MC
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May 6
Chislehurst School For Girls proudly listening to Hannah Chukwuu as our graduation keynote speaker https://t.co/ydIT5XTpGW
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May 6
Congratulations to all pupils graduating on today with ! If you're attending our event today, let us know, we'd love to see pictures of your pupils celebrating! https://t.co/ifoQUnLt9h
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May 6
Brilliant club graduation just about to begin! https://t.co/2ATfSQLvGW
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May 6
Brilliant club graduation about to begin !
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May 5
Our Brilliant scholars graduate tomorrow. So excited and so proud of all their hard work and amazing grades!
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May 5
Making playdough for year 10 assessment on computer architecture and FEC. Colour choice perhaps not so good but they will love this on Friday.
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April 23
Fantastic work year 10 computer scientists. Every one of you covered the FEC at beyond GCSE. Now it all makes sense! Halle, Alice, Adina, Hannah, Daisy, Emma, Skye, Melissa, Christlove, Jasmine, Parris, Tegan and Holly
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