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Computer Science

Computing forms part of the National Curriculum and is offered to all Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 pupils.

The Computing Faculty is committed to developing and improving the Computing knowledge, skill and awareness for all students. We are constantly innovating and progressing in order to ensure pupils leave Fairfield with knowledge and skills at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Our aim is to give all girls a high-quality computing education which equips them to understand and change the world through computational thinking. We hope to develop logical thinking and precision. Our curriculum teaches how digital systems work, how they are designed and programmed, and the fundamental principles of information and computation. Our curriculum also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves through, information and communication technology.

Year 7

Unit 1: Computational thinking skills use to create an animation

Unit 2: What is a computer and how does a computer work?

Unit 3: Programing a Micro:Bit

Unit 4: The Web: how it works and creating HTML pages

Unit 5: Stay safe online

Unit 6: Representing images

Year 8

Unit 1: Binary

Unit 2: Representing images

Unit 3: Internet safety

Unit 4: Sorted!

Unit 5: instruction sets

Unit 6: Ready Player One!

Unit 7: Connecting to the internet

Year 9

Unit 1: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Python

Unit 2: Representing Sound

Unit 4: Getting down and dirty with networks

Unit 3: Internet safety: use of apps

Unit 4: Cracking the code: Binary characters, cyphers and encryption

Unit 6: Creating an App and a website to promote it

Year 10



Boolean logic

Data types

Searching and sorting

Input and outputs

Binary and Hexadecimal

Programming Languages




Python Skills

Year 11

Python Skills


System Security

Ethical, legal cultural and environmental impact



Year 10

Pre Production

Exam January

Creating Graphics

Creating Websites

Year 11

Creating Websites

Creating Videos

Specification Link

GCSE Computing 9-1 :


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