Key Stage 3

"Let us support you in inspiring students to study computing as they enter KS4."

Dr Anjali Das,  Head of Learning at The Centre for Computing History


This section will provide you with information about:

  • The Centre's support for learning
  • Contributions to National Curriculum at Key Stage 3

Learning at the Centre

Whatever the age of our visiting students, there are characteristics of the Centre that benefit all young people.

Context - An opportunity to see the history and development of Computing in the context of specific computers, applications and the real world problems they were utilised to help solve.

Challenging - A unique environment that raises tough questions and issues, presenting difficult concepts through demanding applications.

Content - A museum with a first class collection as evidence of one of the greatest developments of a technology that has ever been known.

Knowledge - Truly remarkable examples of the growth of a technology, amazing developments building on the achievements of what came before.

Sensory -  A place to touch the past, hear its sounds and feel history coming alive again.


Supporting the National Curriculum

A young person's experience of the Centre supports the whole curriculum,  personal development and learning skills.   However we have focused our attention on the contribution made to:



Our workshops directly support the development of programming, experience of a new language, connecting to devices and more.

Developing their understanding of Boolean logic and how numbers can be expressed in binary.



The Centre's computing collection has many examples of fundamental science applied to develop technology using electricity, magnetism, light and more.



Modelling mathematics through coding and using programming language to represent expressions.  

Numbers in computers, error, approximation and rounding.


Design Technology

The collection is evidence of the development of 'products' to meet specific needs.  It invites the student to evaluate the success or otherwise of past design technologists.  

Identifying emerging technologies through time.

Our coding workshops develop the student's technical knowledge in connecting the computer to real devices and developing control systems.



Computing heritage is the story of change and it includes developments, events and people who have had a significant impact on our lives, our culture and our future.


To see the specific references to the National Curriculum subjects, click and download the PDF summary on the right.


The Centre for Computing History is proud to support schools and colleges delivering a curriculum which is working to achieve a world-leading education for all young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics


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