Structured Home Learning has completely revised the materials we use for the ICT component of the curriculum packs. This is such an important subject for young people to understand because it affects so many parts of their life and can offer interesting job opportunities later.
Since this subject – rather like maths – builds on a set of skills, you can select the stage which matches your child’s ability, regardless of their age. The different stages are described here so that you have the information you need to choose the best study pack for your child.
These three Stages provide a complete Key Stage 3 computing course that takes a real-life, project-based approach to teaching young learners the vital computing skills they will need for the digital world. Each unit builds towards the creation of a final project, with topics ranging from to programming simple games to creating web pages.
Each Stage comes with a Key Stage 3 Teacher Guide giving step-by-step lesson plans, age-appropriate activities and extra activities and links to digital content and supplementary practice materials.
The series assists students with important everyday computing skills, such as how to use the internet safely, responsible social media usage, and how to assess trustworthy and credible sources, and focusses on key computing skills such as working with text and data, image editing, logic and programming.
All project materials are available for download as editable files for parents to adapt to their own needs.
Secondary Stage 1
- Projects include: using binary numbers, staying safe online, how to program using Scratch and Python, and how to record a podcast
Secondary Stage 2
- Projects include: creating an e-learning project, program commands in Python, and how to analyse data
Secondary Stage 3
- Projects include: what computer memory is, how to manage your digital footprint, how to use social media safely and responsibly, and creating an expert system.