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What will my child learn in year 8?

Term 1

Hardware & software

  • Internal components
  • Primary and secondary storage
  • Bill Gates and Operating Systems software

Term 2

Data Representation

  • Binary number system (8-bit)
  • Binary addition and subtraction (4-bit)
  • Character representation
  • Alan Turing and encryption

Term 3

Algorithms

  • Computational thinking and Problem solving
  • Flowcharts
  • Standard algorithms (linear search / binary search / bubble sort)

Term 4

Programming Techniques using Python

  • Variables and assignment
  • Inputs, outputs and storage
  • Programming constructs (sequence, selection and iteration)

Term 5

Programming Techniques using Python

  • Variables and assignment
  • Inputs, outputs and storage
  • Programming constructs (sequence, selection and iteration)

Term 6

Networks and Wider Issues

  • Sir Tim Berners Lee and HTML
  • The Internet and the WWW
  • The digital divide