Important Messages: Please see the letter from Ms Jackson regarding current arrangements.
Year 9 Curriculum Information - Computing
Topics covered in the Autumn term
  • First Steps in Small Basic
  • Introducing Turtle
  • Using For loop
  • The text window
  • Using Variables
  • Conditions & branching
  • Using Random Numbers
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
  • Python Next Steps
  • Programing Techniques
  • Programing concepts (sequence, selection & iteration)
  • Defining and structuring code using own Procedures & Functions
  • Testing Techniques & error trapping
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
  • HTML & Website development
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Design
  • Development
  • Creating a web form
Assessment
  • There is an end of chapter test for each unit of work
  • There will be an end of year exam assessing all work covered during Year 9 in June
Special Requirements/Equipment

Students will be completing all their work on school computers and printing it out in lessons to be placed in their physical folders, which remain in school.

Home Learning

Home learning tasks will be set as per the home learning calendar for Year 9 and will include a variety of different tasks to cement and/or extend learning of key computing concepts as well as researching new technologies

Reading List
  • Coding Club Python: Next Steps Level 2
  • Coding Club Python: Building Big Apps Level 3
Useful Websites

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