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Figures, Rudiments, Lower Grammar

Throughout KS3 (Age 11 to 13) pupils cover a range of topics design to give them the skills and understanding needed to use ICT effectively throughout the rest of the curriculum and in their personal lives.

This includes a range of computer applications such as spreadsheets, desk top publishing and databases and also gives pupils some experience of video production and animation techniques. We also have an increasing emphasis on computer science with pupils developing skills in HTML, CSS and Javascript. Whilst not all pupils will want to become coders or computer scientists, we feel it is important that all pupils have the opportunity to experience these.

We also spend a lot of time exploring issues around e-safety – responsible use of systems, staying safe on-line and protecting personal privacy. This is part of a general approach which values a combination of age appropriate control of access to computer systems and education about appropriate and safe use.