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The Benefits of Studying Secondary Computing

Our Secondary Part 1, 2 and 3 Computing homeschooling courses cover the requirements of the English Key Stage 3 National curriculum.

The courses will allow your child to develop computational and critical thinking and to use them along with creativity to understand the world around them and improve their problem-solving skills.

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Hardware and Software requirements

Students will require use of a laptop or desktop computer running Mac OS (10.14), Windows 10 or Linux.

Students will need a Google account and Google Chrome. Windows users will need to install Notepad ++ or Atom and Mac/Linux users Atom, alternatively Repl.it can be used online.

Microsoft Excel is used on the course. If students do not have Excel, they can use Google Sheets instead.

(Advice on how to download programs and use of online software is given on the course).

The Syllabus and Hours of Study

  • Our Secondary Computing Homeschooling courses assume that your child has completed Primary Level Maths to a good standard.
  • We would recommend that students study Part 1 followed by Part 2 and then Part 3, as the skills learnt will allow students to study the following course(s) successfully.
  • The course follows the English National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 Computing.
  • Allow for up to 3 hours per week of study time for your child to complete each part of Secondary Computing plus additional time for completing assignments.
  • We find that most children can complete the course in 9 months.

Key Topics Covered

Almost all parts of our lives are affected by computer programs. On these courses students can begin to learn the advanced skills needed to make computers work for them. Key areas covered include:

  • Computational thinking.
  • Writing programs in a range of computing languages.
  • Using cloud software to present information.
  • Analysing data in spreadsheets.
  • Creating physical computing solutions to small problems.
  • Safe and effective Internet searches.
  • How to build a basic website.
  • Build applications that will run on mobile devices.
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Course Fee

The fee for our Secondary Computing homeschooling course for Part 1, 2 and 3 individually is £450 by instalments or £427 in full.

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Meet Our Secondary Level Computing Tutors

Cindy Stockil, Homeschooling Parent, Zimbabwe

Thanking you and your team for your dedication in educating my children. I have seen such an improvement and they are all so confident now with their books and assignments.

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