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KS3 Computing

What is Computing?Edit

Computing is....

[Diagram here of what computing is]

IT is...

Digital literacy is...

Computer Science is the study of what computers are, how they work and how to develop new applications and systems which use them. Computer Science is not the same as ICT, which is all about how to use computers and applications to process and communicate information.

This book is aimed at students in Key Stage 3 but might also be useful to students of other ages. Key Stage 3 is normally students between the ages of 11 and 14 in British schools.

Table of ContentsEdit

Assessment tableEdit

Assessment is based on the Assessing Attainment in Computing document, which is based on the Computing Programme of Study

CS IT DL
6.1 Use computational abstractions Undertake creative projects with challenging goals Understand a range of ways to use technology respectfully
6.2 Model state of real world problems Use multiple applications Recognise inappropriate content
6.3 Use a programming language to solve computational problems [Work with] applications across a range of devices Recognise inappropriate contact
6.4 Understand simple Boolean logic Collect data Recognise inappropriate conduct
6.5 Understand how numbers can be represented in binary Know how to report concerns
6.6 Understand the hardware components that make up computer systems Reuse digital artefacts for a given audience
6.7 Understand how text can be represented digitally in the form of binary digits Attend to usability of digital artefacts
6.8 Understand how pictures can be

represented digitally in the form of binary digits

Understand a range of ways to use technology safely

Note for TeachersEdit

This textbook is designed to accompany the teaching of the Computing Key Stage 3 programme of study, following the 2014 curriculum changes.