Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3

In KS3 all pupil will follow the excellent programmes of learning from Eduschemes Computing.

What is Eduschemes Computing?

It consists of three progressive programmes of learning which develop sustainable knowledge throughout key stage 3. All lessons are 95% pupil activity based so pupils are consistently on-task. With activities related to today's fast-paced technological world, and differentiation built into every lesson, all pupils are challenged and enjoy their learning.

Full Coverage of the New Computing Curriculum

All content from the new computing curriculum is included. There is a carefully planned increase in demand from one activity to the next so that new, more technical, knowledge becomes embedded. Pupils enjoy this progressive
challenge and are able to independently extend their learning.

Eduschemes also apply sustainable learning techniques, such as gentle repetition, to ensure the whole class moves forward together.

  • Algorithms (sorting and searching)
  • Two or more programming languages (visual programming, HTML & CSS, Small Basic)
  • Data structures (lists and tables)
  • Modular programs with procedures
  • Three basic logic structures; sequence, selection and loop.
  • Debug programs
  • Flowcharts and pseudo code
  • Hardware and software components (and how they communicate)
  • How data is stored
  • How instructions are executed
  • Binary digits
  • Using multiple applications
  • Use, create, re-use, evaluate and re-purpose digital artefacts
  • Protect on-line identity and report concerns 

Challenging and Innovative Programmes of Learning

Pupils progressively develop knowledge that is meaningful to them through themed programmes of learning. Activities relating to today's fast paced technological world, together with significant differentiation built into
every lesson, means that pupils of all abilities are challenged and enjoy their learning.

In Year 7 pupils follow a theme based on secret agents; in Year 8 they organise a world tour for a band, solo artist or organisation of their choice; in Year 9 they produce and launch a new app.

Digital assets are provided for each activity. Accordingly, pupils appreciate being able to spend time on the more interesting higher level tasks rather than the lower level tasks of searching the Internet for images or text, or formatting documents.