Key Stage 3

At the Leigh Academy we see proficiency in computing as an essential skill for our learners and their future, and recognise the power it has to enhance and enrich the learning process. It is currently a subject of national importance and there are significant developments ahead. The staff of the ICT Learning area are committed to raising students’ aspirations and achievement and have a long, successful history of doing so.

Students have one Computing lesson per week, and from September 2014 following our revised Key Stage 3 Computing curriculum modules are outlined below:

  • Module 1 – Using computers safely, effectively and responsibly
  • Module 2 – Graphics
  • Module 3 – Games Programming in Scratch
  • Module 4 – Computer Crime and Security
  • Module 5 – Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Module 6 – Intro into Python and Algorithms

Year 8

  • Module 1 – Using computers safely, effectively and responsibly
  • Module 2 – Understanding Computers
  • Module 3 – Control systems with flowal
  • Module 4 – HTML and Web Development
  • Module 5 – RHA (Database Development)
  • Module 6 – CCH (Python next steps)