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Computing & IT

The intent of the Computing Curriculum

The Computing curriculum at Sir John Leman High School has been created to develop students’ practical computing skills in a range of software applications, as well as develop their understanding of the science behind how computers work.

How is the Computing Curriculum implemented?

There are 6 Computing based topics each term (listed below) which are taught through lesson-based projects. This enables students to use and develop their computing skills in a real world context.

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Each topic will be assessed by the completion of a discrete task or test that covers the materials and checks the students’ ability to apply and use their knowledge. All assessed tasks will be marked and the results recorded on Go4Schools. There will be at least 1 homework task (published on Go4Schools) each half term which will be based around the topic that is currently being taught.

The impact of the Computing Curriculum at the end of Key Stage 3

The key impact of the KS3 Computing curriculum is to increase student confidence and knowledge in key areas, providing them with a good foundation for further study at KS4 in either GCSE Computer Science or Creative i-Media.

How is it assessed?

Each section of the curriculum will be assessed by use of an assessed task that covers the materials and assess the students ability to apply and use their knowledge. All assessed tasks will be marked and the results recorded on the task cover sheet and the results will be entered on Go4Schools.

How can I help my child?

You can help your child by encouraging them to use the computer at home and to practice the skills they learnt in class. Encourage them to use Sam Learning, which is a great resource for extended learning and improving subject knowledge. Help you child with their Computing homework projects by encouraging them to complete the challenging topics.   

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