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Year 8 Curriculum Information - Computer Science
Topics covered in the Autumn term
  • E_Safety
  • Problem Solving
  • BBC Microbit & Programming
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
  • Programing Techniques
  • Programing concepts
  • Intro to programming using Python 3.3
  • Identifying Procedures & Functions
  • Testing Techniques & error trapping
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
  • CPU Components & memory
  • Data representation: Denary, Binary & Hexadecimal
  • Binary Maths including subtraction
  • Spreadsheet modelling
  • Creating a financial model
  • What if scenarios – predictions
  • Conditional formatting
  • Validations
  • Macros
  • Charts
Assessment
  • There is an end of chapter test for each unit of work
  • There will be an end of year exam assessing all work covered during Year 8 in June
Special Requirements/Equipment

Students will be completing all their work on school computers and printing it out in lessons to be placed in their physical folders, which remain in school.

Home Learning

Home learning tasks will be set as per the home learning calendar for Year 8 and will include a variety of different tasks to cement and/or extend learning of key computing concepts as well as researching new technologies

Reading List
  • Python Basics, Level 1 (Coding Club) (Coding Club, Level 1)
  • Coding Club Python: Next Steps Level 2
Useful Websites
  • MicroBit
  • Python
  • ItsLearning
  • Code.org
  • BBC Bitesize
  • CodeAcademy
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