Aims of the curriculum
At St Thomas More we aim to provide students with an exciting and relevant programme of study which will enable them to progress in to Key Stage 4 with the knowledge and skills required to be a success and reach or exceed their potential.
We have chosen to allow our students to progress and prepare for their future in Computing and Computer Science. We believe this will allow students to make informed decisions at Key Stage 4, their prospects for KS5 or employment.
Term 1 – Using computers safely and responsibly
Term 2 – KODU programming
Term 3 – Spreadsheet modelling
Term 4 – Computer science
Term 1 – Computer crime and cyber security
Term 2 - Scratch programming
Term 3 – Database development
Term 4 – Python Programming
Term 1 – Advanced Python
Term 2 - Networks
Term 3 – HTML and Web development
Term 4 – Programming project
Teaching methods and student organisation
At KS3 pupils are given one hour a week to develop their ICT skills through the two week timetable. Pupils are able to access information they need for the lesson via the Moodle VLE. Work that is given to pupils is differentiated and personalised to meet the needs of each individual. A range of strategies are implemented to ensure that pupils achieve the best.
Progression after Key Stage 3
We have Computer Science available at KS4 and KS5. Students will have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in these areas.