This year sees the launch of a new level 1 qualification for all year 9 students which was created by the British Computer Society produced with giving students the best start possible.
The course draws from years 7 and 8 and combines them into a single qualification which students will be awarded upon completion. The course is divided into three sections:
- Start: using devices and applications responsibly and securely, locate information online, and create a simple research output.
- Build: skills and knowledge through creating online accounts and using common applications, finding and organising information, and creating and printing a well-structured report.
- Share: and develop content using more advanced research skills, select and manage applications, protect data and devices, create a variety of content as part of a broader project, interact safely and responsibly online, and manage their digital identity