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Communication and the Internet
CS Subject Knowledge Requirements
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Programme of Study
This is the First Draft of the KS3 Programme of Study for ICT
If something appears to be missing from this list of statements please refer back to the
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// Thanks to @rossdotparker for his input in this section
Key Stage Three
Knowledge, Skills and Understanding
understand how data is represented and the difference between file formats and be able to convert files from one format to another.
be able to select and use a combination of
in order to achieve the desired outcome
understand how to manage their
and online identity safely and responsibly (e-Safety)
and understand the issues of copyright, intellectual property and the need to credit sources
be able to carry out audience research, gather and analyse audience feedback and then present their final product to the audience
learn how to program in at least two different
learn how to plan, design, create and evaluate
that work across multiple platforms and involve multiple devices
be able to take responsibility for their input into a project whether it be an independent or group project
learn how different computer networks work.
should be able to de-construct existing technologies and then recombine to create something new.
learn how key
work (sort and search)
be able to identify and describe some of the major developments and
in the history of ICT.
be able to predict technology that may be developed in the next 10 years.
and its impact on society
learn about the legal, moral and ethical implications of using Social Media
understand the environmental issues relating to the manufacture and disposal of ICT
be able to consider the impact large corporations such as Microsoft, Google and Apple have on society around the world.
understand the need for encryption, data protection and password security and also be able to discuss the wider implications of encryption
5. Breadth of Study
During the key stage, pupils should be taught the Knowledge, skills and understanding through:
working with a wide range of
being given the freedom and opportunities to
investigating and exploring uses of ICT inside and outside of school
help on how to format text
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