Computing Key Stage 3
- Use a programming language to solve a variety of computational problems
- Undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications to achieve challenging goals, including meeting the needs of known users
Design & Technology Key Stage 3
Test, evaluate and refine ideas and products against a specification, taking into account the views of intended users and other interested groups
Use research and exploration to identify and understand user needs
Develop and communicate design ideas using annotated sketches, oral and digital presentations and computer-based tools
Select from and use a wider range of materials and components according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
- Technical knowledge
Apply computing and use electronics to embed intelligence in products that
respond to inputs, and control outputs, using programmable components.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students
- 1c. Students use technology to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
- 1d. Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
- 3a. Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
- 3d. Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
- 4a. Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
- 4c. Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design processes
- 4d. Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.
- 5a. Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
- 5c. Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.
- 5d. Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.
- 7c. Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
- 7d. Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.