Key Stage 3: Computing

Curriculum Intent

Computers are a part of everyday life and technology is becoming more essential to our lives at home and at work. We are committed in making sure that pupils learn the skills that will enable them to be ready for the workplace and to be able to participate effectively and safely in the digital world.

The Computing and Business curriculum has been developed to equip young people with the skills, knowledge and understanding of computers and the business world so that they will be able to use the skills taught in their future lives. The study of computing and business also ensures that pupils become digitally literate; able to express themselves and to use and develop their ideas through the use of this medium.  

We aim to:

  • Increase pupils’ confidence in using computers and develop their understanding of the business world and its practices.
  • Create an engaging curriculum that encourages pupils to want to learn more about computers and business.
  •  Encourage pupils to make use of computational thinking and problem solving abilities.
  • Educate pupils on using the internet safely
  • Encourage the use of both numeracy and literacy within their projects.

We are continually aiming to raise the standards of achievement for the pupils at Murray Park.

Curriculum Overview

All pupils in KS3 follow the National Curriculum.  The yearly teaching programmes for Years 7 to 9 are organised into six main strands that are linked to the National Curriculum. The areas covered are:

  • Computational Thinking 
  • Programming
  • Data representation
  • Computers
  • Networking
  • Information Technology

Below is an outline of what students will be studying during their time at Murray Park School throughout Key Stage 3: