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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 it 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
  • Computer Science

    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

  • Creative iMedia

    Year 10

    Pre Production
    Exam January
    Creating Graphics
    Creating Websites

    Year 11

    Creating Websites
    Creating Videos

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