0121 289 5900 | Principal: Mr Bridges

Subject leader:

  • Natalie Thompson
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Subject staff:

  • Claire Molloy
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Key Stage 3 curriculum overview:


Pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 will study a bespoke curriculum designed to include computational thinking as well as traditional ICT skills. The aim of this new curriculum is to broaden the skill set of the pupils and enable them to develop high level expertise in a variety of ICT related areas. It will also support their continued study into key stage 4 providing a detailed grounding whether they select the option of Computer science or ICT. Over these three years pupils will learn about online safety, the basics of programming, how to create effective animations, websites and multimedia products such as movies and podcasts. They will become more independent in their use of ICT and more critical in reviewing and evaluating their products and performance in order to make improvements.


  • Year 7 units of study include e-safety, video creation and how to be a computer scientist.
  • Year 8 units of study include website development and Scratch/ Python programming.
  • Year 9 units of study include website/ multimedia design and computer science.


Knowledge check dates:




Mid-term assessment dates:

Year 7 & 8

Midterm 1: 22/01/18-29/01/18

Midterm 2: 04/06/18-11/06/18


Year 9:

Midterm 1: 22/01/18-29/01/18