# KS3 Computing/unattached/KS3 Computer Science

## What is Computing?

[edit | edit source]Computing is....

[Diagram here of what computing is]

IT is...

Digital literacy is...

Computer Science is the study of what computers are, how they work and how to develop new applications and systems which use them. Computer Science is **not** the same as ICT, which is all about how to use computers and applications to process and communicate information.

This book is aimed at students in Key Stage 3 but might also be useful to students of other ages. Key Stage 3 is normally students between the ages of 11 and 14 in British schools.

## Table of Contents

[edit | edit source]## Assessment table

[edit | edit source]Assessment is based on the Assessing Attainment in Computing document, which is based on the Computing Programme of Study

CS | IT | DL | ||
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6.1 | Use computational abstractions | Undertake creative projects with challenging goals | Understand a range of ways to use technology respectfully | |

6.2 | Model state of real world problems | Use multiple applications | Recognise inappropriate content | |

6.3 | Use a programming language to solve computational problems | [Work with] applications across a range of devices | Recognise inappropriate contact | |

6.4 | Understand simple Boolean logic | Collect data | Recognise inappropriate conduct | |

6.5 | Understand how numbers can be represented in binary | Know how to report concerns | ||

6.6 | Understand the hardware components that make up computer systems | Reuse digital artefacts for a given audience | ||

6.7 | Understand how text can be represented digitally in the form of binary digits | Attend to usability of digital artefacts | ||

6.8 | Understand how pictures can be
represented digitally in the form of binary digits |
Understand a range of ways to use technology safely | ||

## Note for Teachers

[edit | edit source]This textbook is designed to accompany the teaching of the Computing Key Stage 3 programme of study, following the 2014 curriculum changes.

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