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What will my child learn in year 7?

Term 1

School systems and working practices

  • How to use the school systems

  • Understanding good working practices

  • E-communication & e-safety

Term 2

Hardware and software

 

  • Charles Babbage and What is a computer?
  • Hardware peripherals
  • Application software

Term 3

Data representation

  • Units of data
  • Binary number system (4-bit)
  • How sound is represented

Term 4

Algorithms

  • Computational thinking skills
  • Flowcharts
  • - Standard algorithms (linear/binary search)

Term 5

Programming Techniques using Python

  • Variables and assignment
  • Inputs, outputs and storage
  • Making decisions in programs

Term 6

Human Computer Interaction

  • Steve Jobs and Computer design
  • Impact of computers on the environment
  • The future of computers