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Year 8

In Year 8 students further their programming skills in preparation for Key Stage 4 study. Students will create a virtual pet game in Scratch, program the BBC Micro:bit to create digital compasses, step counters and thermostats and utilise the high level programming language, Python. The skills gained through Year 8 prepare students for the GCSE Computer Science syllabus. 

 Learning Schedule

Term 1:
Scratch Virtual Pet
Term 2:
Micro:bit Programming
System Security 
Term 3:
Under the Hood (Computer System Components)
Legal, Ethical, Moral and Cultural Concerns
Website Creation with HTML/CSS

Term 4:
Searching and Sorting Algorithms

Term 5:
Python Programming
Computer Networks and the Internet