Key Stage 3 Computing is delivered in Years 7, 8 and 9 through our CCHS Curriculum.  During this time students cover a range of essential content and skills.

Year 7

  • Introduction to key systems
  • E-Safety
  • Databases (crime case)
  • Introduction to programming through scratch
  • Desktop publishing and ethical issues
  • org, HTML and CSS unit
  • Inside a PC and cryptography

Year 8

  • Spreadsheets – Harriet Plotter
  • Network topologies
  • Prezi presentation of Von Newmann
  • Architecture and the Fetch Execute Cycle
  • Binary sound and images
  • Introduction to Python programming via
  • Raspberry pi’s

Year 9

  • Hardware
  • Scratch on a raspberry pi
  • Python quiz-making
  • Boolean algebra
  • JavaScript and HTML


Building upon their CCHS KS3 Curriculum course, students have the opportunity to study the AQA GCSE Computing specification. This course focuses on programming, networks and hardware. Students learn the fundamentals of programming but are not expected to be fluent in any specific programming language. At the end of the course students have an understanding of how computers work and are able to develop computer programs to solve problems. This GCSE course has been devised to give students a suitable route into the field of Computing.