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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising 4 secondary and 6 primary phase schools. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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IT & Computer Science

Why we study Computing
A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with Mathematics, Science, and Design and Technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is Computer Science, in which students are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, students are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing also ensures that students become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Our Aim
All students have the opportunity to acquire the full range of design, software, multimedia and programming skills for use in IT & Computer Science lessons and across the curriculum. 

Key Stage 3 provides the computational and functional skills required to make students creative and independent problem solvers confident in the creation of IT and computing solutions. 

Our aim is to provide a challenging and stretching foundation that will enable students to be IT and computer literate and ultimately ready to select a personalised computing pathway for Key Stage 4 and 5. 


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YEAR 7

YEAR 8

Autumn Term

School Network, E-Safety and Spreadsheets
Introduction to school network, Frog (VLE), School Email system and staying safe online.

Students will then cover how to use and the importance of spreadsheets.

Autumn Term

Binary & Hexadecimal and Python Programming
To understand Computer Science, students need to understand the number systems computer systems use.

Using skills from Year 7 students will use Python to develop their high level programming language skills.

Spring Term

HTML and Scratch
Our coding term! Students will learn how to create websites using HTML coding.

Students will develop their understanding of coding more as we use Scratch to create games.

Spring Term

Cyber Security and Web Design
Students will learn how to keep their personal details safe and how to look after a computer system

Building on from skills from Year 7, students will understand what makes a good website and then build one using web editors.

Summer Term

Graphics
Using industry standard software, students will understand the differences between Bitmap and Vector images and start to create and manipulate images.

Summer Term

Hardware and Software
Students will learn how computing hardware and software works together to make all of our devices we use today.                                               

 

Staff Contact
Mr L Turner - lee.turner@oxted.thpt.org.uk