KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 7 Computing
Term 1Introduction to KS3 Computing   
Pupils will be introduced to the King's School systems and fundamentals of good working practice. This includes logging on to the school system, using Google Classroom, password security, folder structures and naming conventions.
Assessment: Practical assessment to prove understanding of good working practice.Key Words and Terms
Term 2Computational thinking   
Introduction to computational thinking. Computational thinking is not ‘thinking like a computer’ but thinking about and understanding problems (and the world) in terms of the processes going on, the data available, and the steps (presented in a standard notation) that need to be followed in order to achieve a goal. Computational thinking underpins both the Computing and Computer Science curriculums. Pupils discover computational thinking through studying how Dr Snow solved the Soho Cholera epidemic of 1854. They then apply the same algorithm in order to problem solve within the real life situation of malaria in East Africa. Pupils will have to create a spreadsheet model using formulae, create graphs, analyse data, draw conclusions and make recommendations – presented within a written report.
Assessment: Create a written report that analyses data, draw conclusions and makes recommendations based on the practical spreadsheet tasks.Key Words and Terms
Term 3Computer basics & Programming 1 (LMC)  
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Term 4Programming 2 (Python) 
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Term 5TBC 
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