This 6 lesson structure course is aimed at KS3 students to develop understanding about coding techniques using algorithms. Each lesson contributes to the development of a maze game using scratch. Students can sign up for a free account. Notes are supplied with Power Point slides and each lesson is assessed individually. Medium term plan highlight how this scheme of work matches requirements of the new curriculum for computing. This unit will help prepare and support your students at KS3 to develop their knowledge and understanding and prepare for computer science at KS4. Lesson objectives are clearly explained, and non specialist should be able to use power point to deliver lesson comfortably. Lesson objective levels are linked with new curriculum levels. Keywords are reinforced each lesson. Students will enjoy coding and learn fundamental principles as they work their way through lessons. Although their are 6 lessons, depending on ability, you may need additional time. Also a benefit to allow students a few extra lessons to explore and demonstrate coding principles independently.
Algorithms, Coding, Key stage 3, scratch, computational thinking, sequence, selection, iteration, variable, syntax,