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Computer Science

Purpose and Aims of Key Stage 3 Computer Science

In Computer Science, pupils are introduced to the fundamentals of computer programming. Pupils learn to code using block-based languages starting with Scratch and then moving onto programming the BBC micro:bit using the native block based platform. This provides the foundation for learning text-based languages including micro:bit Touch Develop and then Python.

Pupils are given instruction on simple electronics to support project work. Pupils are also encouraged to learn touch typing. Projects include programming a mobile phone app, website development, HTML and a number of physical computing and simple electronics tasks using a variety of electronic devices