Key Stage 3
- Learn how to identify fake news and images.
- Understand how to keep yourself safe from phishing/vishing/smshing, social engineering scams and different forms of malware.
- Collaborate with one another respectfully online.
- Explore the history of computers and understand how they work.
- “Speak” to a computer using binary.
- Create quizzes using spreadsheets.
- Create animations and a video game using Scratch.
- Create pop art using vector-based drawing software.
- Learn the science of encoding and decoding messages using cryptography.
- Understand how computers use binary to represent images and text on a computer.
- Create advanced animations and games in Scratch.
- Create drawings using Python and develop an Artificial Intelligence program.
- Create a “choose your own adventure” story using programming constructs.
- Create your own webpage using HTML and identify cybersecurity threats.
Year 8 participate in the NCSC CyberFirst Girls Competition held nationally every November. This is an online competition where teams complete a series of networking, logic and coding, cybersecurity and cryptography challenges.
- Understand how to develop efficient programs to solve problems.
- Develop an Artificial Intelligence program using Python.
- Understand the ethical issues behind Artificial Intelligence, driverless cars and algorithms.
- Ethical, cultural, legal and environmental concerns – have computers made the world better or worse?
- Understand what a computer network is, identify possible threats and how to prevent them.
- Explore how a computer performs calculations and Boolean logic, and perform hexadecimal conversions.