EGA School

Computer Science

Year 7

Students follow the Computing national curriculum.

Theory: Binary numbers, characters, images and sound. Simple binary addition.

Practical: Introduction to Python programming. Physical Computing.

 

Year 8

Students follow the Computing national curriculum.

Theory: Binary Addition. CPU. RAM. Sorting and searching algorithms. Logic Gates.

Practical: Python programming (Beginner / Intermediate). Physical Computing.

 

Year 7 & 8 Resources

Python Tutor http://python.lgfl.org.uk/

KS3 BBC Bitesize http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zvc9q6f

 

Year 9 – 11 (Options)

Students can choose Computer Science as an option subject.

Exam Board: Edexcel (75% exam, 25% coding controlled assessment)

Theory:

  • Topic 1 Problem Solving
  • Topic 2 Programming
  • Topic 3 Data
  • Topic 4 Computers
  • Topic 5 Communication and the Internet
  • Topic 6 The Bigger Picture

All students will use a textbook and supplementary class notes.

Practical: Intermediate / Advanced Python programming

Terms & holidays

Summer Term 2017
Start: 18th Apr
Half Term: 29th May-2nd June
End of Term: 21st July
 
Autumn Term 2017
Start: 4th Sept
Half Term:23rd-27th Oct
End of Term:21st Dec
 
Spring Term 2018
Start: 3rd Jan 
Half Term:12-16th Feb
End of Term: 29th Mar
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