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Computing and ICT

Nottingham High School

At Key Stage 3, students at Nottingham High School cover a Computing specification which is supported by activities to develop ICT skills.

We cover a wide range of topics, and learning is enhanced through the use of Microsoft, Apple and Google software packages. Activities are designed to be engaging and of a practical nature and there are many opportunities to discuss aspects of e-safety during lessons. Some of the topics we cover at KS3 are outlined below.

Year 7

  • Under the Hood of a Computer
  • Binary, Denary, bits and bytes
  • Programming with Scratch, Kodu and Python
  • Algorithms
  • Sequences, Iteration, Procedures
  • History of Computing
  • How the Web Works
  • HTML
  • HCI and WIMP
  • Representing Images
  • Animation

Year 8

  • Operating Systems
  • Command Line Interface
  • File Extensions
  • Scripting, Batch files and Shell Scripts
  • Hexadecimal
  • Instruction Set Design
  • Algorithms
  • Programming in Python
  • Boolean Expression - NOT, IF, and Selection Statements
  • Procedures, Sorting, Recursion
  • App Development
  • The Internet
  • HTML and CSS
  • A.I