Year 8 Computer Science – Unit 3 – Inside a Computer

Students in year 8 are currently studying a unit of work called ‘Inside a Computer’.  Students are learning about the main components that enable a computer to function and what parts are required to build a computer.  This unit of work is new to Charter International School, students have coped extremely well with new computing related topics that have been introduced.  The aim of this unit is for students to be able to control a computer through the Command Line and be able to maintain a computer if and when it goes wrong/needs upgrading.  Students will be working with Raspberry Pi’s after their end of term exams and be taught how to control a device through the Command Line.

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Science Day 2014

Secondary students were working diligently for several weeks on a wide variety of projects, applying scientific method to their research and critical thinking skills to overcome a variety of challenges. Science Day saw the culmination of their efforts as they finally communicated their research findings at the Science Fair. Project titles included ambitious topics such as the The Content of Vitamin C in Oranges as they Ripen, Respiration Rate of Yeast at Different Temperatures, and Which Type of Music Remains in our Memory the Longest.

 

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A-level/IGCSE Chemistry Students

In the second part of term 1 A-level students Gap and Kat have been studying moles and performing titrations.  IGCSE students Peam and Bamboo have been studying the eye.  Here’s a few photos from experiments that have been taking place over the course of term

 

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This half term in History

This half term in history, year 8 have been studying the exciting Ancient Greeks. We have been looking at Ancient Greek culture, language, sport, religion, medicine and warfare. One of the most famous battles is history is the Battle of Marathon which took place in 490BC between the Athenians and the Persians. We staged a reenactment of the dramatic battle, with the Persians, despite outnumbering the Athenians, being defeated. Role play is an important part of learning about history as it allows students to gain more of an understanding of what it would have been like to experience an event in the past.

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Year 12 App Development – PBL

Over the last 6 weeks year 12/13 have been learning how to create Android applications in project based learning.  This short unit of work had the aim to equip students with basic programming knowledge and give them a skill they could take to university and into the workplace.  All students have been able to create a revision based application and export a working App to an Android device

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