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Computing at Sandown Bay Academy equips the students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.

Key Stage 3

Computing will be delivered as a discrete subject for 2 hours per fortnight.

 Year 7Year 8  Year 9
  • E Safety
  • Introduction to computer systems
  • Flow charts & algorithms
  • Scratch and Logo programming
  • Animation
  • Binary
  • HTML
  • Spreadsheets and data handling
  • Photo editing
  • Microbits

  • E Safety & Computer Legislation
  • Microbits
  • Components of a Computer system
  • Databases and Spreadsheets
  • Binary logic
  • Networking
  • Python programming

  • E Safety
  • Introduction to computer systems
  • Flow charts & algorithms
  • Scratch and Logo Programming
  • Binary
  • Networking and security
  • HTML & CSS
  • Spreadsheets and data handling
  • Photo editing
  • Microbits

How can I support my child at home?

Provide access to a computer for homework

Provide secure access to the internet at home, to enable pupils to access Doddle has a large variety of video tutorials available illustrating the use of popular applications to complete everyday tasks, and to support the work covered in lessons.  is a useful website full of resources

KS4 - Current Year 11

Exam Board: OCR

How is the course assessed?

40% examination and 60% controlled coursework which comprises of 2 separate controlled assessment briefs

How long are the examinations?

1hour 30 minutes

Are there controlled assessments?

Controlled assessments take place during Year 10 & Year 11 with the examinations are at the end of Year 11.

What is covered on the course?

Digital tools and technology; multimedia; connecting people; software; online; IT health and safety; presenting information; IT modelling; digital publishing

What texts would you recommended?

Some students will find the GCSE Computing textbook by Pearson useful

What websites would you recommend?

BBC Bitesize, and

How this Computing promotes British Values:

Within  the Computing department we promote tolerance through different people’s ideas that may be built on cultural diversity which promotes mutual respect. Students have the opportunity to work independently and as a team to build resilience and self-esteem through tasks. We  regularly try to use peer assessment.  When working in groups students are expected to share ideas and resources and encourage and support each other. By promoting high expectations through the setting of ground rules, pupils are rewarded for positive behaviour.

Subject Leader: J Welsh