Learn how to stay safe online and prevent cyber bullying. Learn how to treat other with respect online, keeping passwords a secret, if you don't want the world to know then do not post it! Never post personal information that can identify you in any way.

Social networking is a global revolution, enabling around a billion people worldwide to stay in touch with their friends, share experiences and photographs and exchange personal content. In many ways it has replaced the telephone and email. For many users, it has become a way of life. The nature of social networking – having such a massive base of users who are unknown to you – means that using it carries a degree of risk including becoming a target for cyber-criminals.  

Learn how to create games and to advance your programming skills from Scratch into new software. You will be using Kodu in this scheme of work along with Gamesmaker

A collection of different spreadsheets that teach advanced skills in Excel and work on some of the knowledge the students would have learnt in year 7. Each week is based around a different topic until at the end of the unit when a test is done to see what skills have been picked up.

Changing images and making your own pictures does not only make your learn new skills in paint packages like Fireworks and Photoshop, but is also fun to do!

Design and create a 3D world, working out the exact measurements of different architectural buildings. Build your own house based around plans and work with the tools to build a fully immersive 3D creation.

This course will go over some of the basic office skills that you will more likely need in later life. Do you know how to correctly use email software? How to write a formal letter in Word? How a CV should be laid out? Well you will learn some of these things and more in this course.

Ever wanted to learn more about photography, about taking pictures and then rearranging them to suit different needs, well this is the unit for you!

Socrative assessments for year 8.