Codestars courses are perfect for teaching the secondary computing curriculum.

Our courses teach students how to code by building functional websites and apps—without the need for expensive staff training or extra resource.

We’re here to make teaching the next generation easy.

If you’re struggling with choosing the right materials, keeping your staff up-to-date, or wondering how to keep your materials relevant, Codestars courses can save you time, energy and resources.

Today, almost half a million children and adults are happily coding thanks to our fun, practical lessons and clear, compelling teaching style.

Our courses can be completed in just six weeks, or organised around your timetable. Students work independently, while the teacher provides support and encouragement.

Each course is structured to inspire teachers, motivate students and get them ready for the digital world and bubbling with enthusiasm!

Why choose Codestars?

  • Curriculum friendly – to meet OFSTED requirements
  • Expert support whenever you need it
  • Flexible learning to suit your timetable
  • Low-cost alternative to extra staff or on-going training
  • Regularly updated, always relevant
  • Personalised to fit your school’s branding

Become a part of this exciting journey and join hundreds of schools across the UK, whose teachers and students are now confidently coding—thanks to Codestars courses.

The Computing Curriculum

Codestars courses are perfect for teaching the secondary computing curriculum – they empower students to create their own functional websites and apps whilst freeing teachers from the requirement to be expert coders. Students work through the courses independently while the teacher provides support and encouragement.

To help schools meet these requirements, we’ve summarised which parts of the computing curriculum are covered below.

Curriculum Aims

can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Key Stage 3 Attainment Targets

design, use and evaluate computational abstractions that model the state and behaviour of real-world problems and physical systems
understand several key algorithms that reflect computational thinking [for example, ones for sorting and searching]; use logical reasoning to compare the utility of alternative algorithms for the same problem
use two or more programming languages, at least one of which is textual, to solve a variety of computational problems; make appropriate use of data structures [for example, lists, tables or arrays]; design and develop modular programs that use procedures or functions
understand simple Boolean logic [for example, AND, OR and NOT] and some of its uses in circuits and programming; understand how numbers can be represented in binary, and be able to carry out simple operations on binary numbers [for example, binary addition, and conversion between binary and decimal]
understand the hardware and software components that make up computer systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems
understand how instructions are stored and executed within a computer system; understand how data of various types (including text, sounds and pictures) can be represented and manipulated digitally, in the form of binary digits
undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications, preferably across a range of devices, to achieve challenging goals, including collecting and analysing data and meeting the needs of known users
create, re-use, revise and re-purpose digital artefacts for a given audience, with attention to trustworthiness, design and usability
understand a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely, including protecting their online identity and privacy; recognise inappropriate content, contact and conduct and know how to report concerns.

Key Stage 4 Attainment Targets

develop their capability, creativity and knowledge in computer science, digital media and information technology
and apply their analytic, problem-solving, design, and computational thinking skills
understand how changes in technology affect safety, including new ways to protect their online privacy and identity, and how to identify and report a range of concerns.

Purchase Site License

Our courses are available as site license, usable by all staff and students in a single school. All purchases come with a 30 day money back guarantee.

One Year License – £1500 + VAT per year
Two Year License – £1300 + VAT per year
Three Year License – £1000 + VAT per year

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