Curriculum
Computer Science

Subject Vision

Computer Science at Unity College is offered to all students in year 7 and year 8. Our aim is to equip students with a broad range of computing skills that will enable them to develop their computational thinking skills. The programme of study has been specially designed to meet the wide range of topics in Computer Science and to enthuse students to excel in the subject. Our programme of study for all year groups is supported by a robust ICT infrastructure and a high standard of technology to meet all the learning needs.

Year 7 Programme of Study

Year 7 Units

7.1

Digital Literacy

7.2

Code.org

7.3

Understanding Computers

7.4

Scratch Programming

7.5

HTML Basics

Year 8 Programme of Study

Year 8 Units

8.1

Networks & Communication

8.2

Binary & Data Representation

8.3

Algorithms & Programming

8.4

Python Basics

8.4

Python Basics

8.5

JavaScript Basics

 

Exams taken at GCSE
  • OCR GCSE Computer Science

 

Enrichment and extra-curricular activities
  • Revision/coursework catch up for  KS4 – Friday
  • One to one tuition – intervention for KS3 & KS4 – Monday to Friday

 

How to support your child in this subject
Students will be using a number of programming languages most are free to download: SCRATCHPYTHON 3.2Websites

  • Teach-ICT
  • BBC BITESIZE
  • SAM Learning
  • Computing at School(student logins free)
  • VLE
  • Codecademy.com
  • OCR MOOC

Keeping abreast of current new technologies:

  • Channel 4 Gadget Show
  • BBC CLICK