Aims of the Department

Computer Studies at The Fulham Boys School aims to deliver a high-quality computing education that equips pupils to understand and change the world through computational thinking. Lessons aim to both develop and require logical thinking and precision. On a broader level, Computer Studies provides a lens through which to understand both natural and artificial systems, and has substantial links with a range of academic subjects including mathematics, science, geography, music and art. A computing education also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

KS3 Units

Year 7

Scratch coding

Collecting and processing data

Using Google Forms

Data presentation techniques


How the internet works and eSafety.

Year 8

Textual programming (using Python)

Computer mathematics

Image editing

Sound editing

Managing your online identity

3D animation.


The topic of Computer Studies in itself is inherently appealing to boys’ natural desire to understand, engage and excel with technology. Lessons involve boys producing work and projects related to their own personal interests on a regular basis, in order to help them engage with the subject even further.