Welcome to Unit 1 of my KS3 Computing self-paced units! Scroll down to open your lessons for the course.
Each topic is run as a 5 week “half term” with weekly videos, assignments, and practical work.
This Pre-GCSE / KS3 Computing course allows your child to follow a unit of study based around the latest British computing curriculum, informed by the National Centre for Computing Education. Students learn using a set of recorded lessons, practical activities, and written assignments.
Pre-GCSE units are aimed at learners aged 11 – 14 who have an interest in studying Computer Science or Games Design at a later date. Each class is designed & supported by a qualified Computer Science teacher & home educator (Holly Billinghurst) who specializes in distance learning for Computer Science.
If you would prefer to study these topics by joining our live lessons, a small group class option is available to join separately through our online courses.
Courses remain available for one year of study allowing you to take your time with study and returning to topics as you move through your home education journey.
Help From Your Tutor
If you have questions as you move through the content, please use the Q&A at the front of the course, or the comments at the top of each lesson.
As you complete each unit of the course, you’ll find assignments – these are completely optional, but if you choose to use them, they will be marked & returned to you with personalised feedback.
What Will You Learn?
- Understanding Digital Data
- Investigating the Evolution of Human Data
- How Computers See Data
- How Digital Images Are Created
Course Introduction & Welcome!
Lesson 1 – An Introduction to Data (Ancient Languages)
An Introduction to Data (Ancient Languages)
KS3 History of Data – Week 1 Assignment
Lesson 2 – Understanding Data – The History of The Alphabet
Understanding Data – The History of The Alphabet
KS3 History of Data – Week 2 Assignment
Lesson 3 – Data Representation – See Like A Computer
Data Representation – See Like A Computer
KS3 History of Data – Week 3 Assignment
Lesson 4 & 5 – How Computers See The World – Understanding Images
How Computers See The World – Understanding Images
KS3 History of Data – Week 4 & 5 Assignment