Computing Studies

Welcome to the IT Department at Kings Langley School.

Staff

Mr S Ngugi - Subject Leader of Computing

 

Mr J Leek - Senior ICT Support Engineer

Mr B Weston - ICT Support Engineer

Our Aims

We aim for students to understand to solve problems using computers (Computational thinking).

Students learn to design, write and debug simple programs, including controlling or simulating physical systems.

They learn how computer networks enable communication and online collaboration and how to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly (Digital Literacy).

We also aim for our students to be able to use a range of technology and software effectively including for collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information (Information Technology).

Computing studies in Year 7

Unit 1: Using the internet, VLEs and online safety
Unit 2: Basics of computer programming using scratch
Unit 3: Spreadsheet Modelling
Unit 4: PC Basics
Unit 5: Introducing Control & Programming

Computing studies in Year 8

Unit 1: Spreadsheet modelling
Unit 2: PC and software basics (systems infrastructure)
Unit 3: The Turing test (Introduction to Micro bit, Raspberry Pi, Python)
Unit 4: Introduction to Computer Control (Computational thinking)

Extension units 

Unit 5: Programming skills in 3D environment - Kodu game lab

 

Computing studies in Year 9

Unit 1: Computer Control & Programming
Unit 2: Computer Modelling and Computational Thinking
Unit 3: Internet Security 
Unit 4: Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental issues and computing

Unit 5: Web graphics and Web creation 


Year 10 — GCSE Computing

In KS4 students follow GCSE  9-1 Computing syllabus. Students cover a range of topics including

  • System architecture
  • Computer communications and networking
  • System security
  • Computational logic
  • Programming techniques

In KS5 students are able to continue their Computer studies at our Sixth form partnership school - Laureate Academy.