What will your child learn in computing in year 8?
  • Digital citizenship project (e-safety): This project on e- safety really allows students to focus on the how safe they are online and allows them to look at their own digital footprint.
  • Databases: This project focuses on how data is stored and queried in the real world.
  • Computer game programming (Scratch):focuses on the use of operators, variables and functions to help improve complexity of their games.
  • Web programming using JavaScript: Students make a program based on a given scenario.
  • Computer animation: Students get to explore how they can use animation software such as Adobe
How will your child be assessed in computing?
  • Mark work on Real Smart using the school’s feedback policy (WWW and EBI).
  • Link feedback to levelling criteria and use questioning in feedback where appropriate.
  • Record levels on the department Google spreadsheet and use the calculated   level in ATL reports.
  • Using the ICT and computing learning ladder.


How can you help your child?
  • What experiences have you had of using IT, positive and negative.
  • Use HPA website to look at e-safety  links that could be useful to you to start the conversation.
  • Are you a member of an organisation?  Discuss what data is available to you see and what data is not.
  • code.org
  • Use online “typing tutor” games will help students become more efficient with their keyboard skills.


How will Independent Study be organised?
  • Use Edmodo to post Independent study tasks.
  • Independent study can be posted online or in person.
  • Independent study is graded for effort.
  • Students can review progress using shared drive tracker documents.