Curriculum: Key Stage 3

KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 7 Computer Science
Terms 1 & 2Networks: from semaphores to the internet 
As networks have evolved, society has become increasingly reliant on the services that they provide. They have changed the way we learn, work, play, and communicate. This unit begins by defining a network and addressing the benefits of networking, before covering how data is transmitted across networks using protocols. The types of hardware required are explained, as is wired and wireless data transmission. Learners will develop an understanding of the terms ‘internet’ and ‘World Wide Web’, and of the key services and protocols used. Practical exercises are included throughout to help strengthen understanding.
Assessment: 30 minute summative quizKey Words and Terms