Years 7–8: General purpose programming

This scope and sequence unit introduces skills and tools for designing and testing algorithms, building up to the use of nested control structures and functions. Students are also introduced to coding in a general-purpose programming language like Python or JavaScript.

Additional details

Year band(s) 7-8
Content type Scope and sequence, Whole School
Format Web page
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Design algorithms involving nested control structures and represent them using flowcharts and pseudocode


Trace algorithms to predict output for a given input and to identify errors


Implement, modify and debug programs involving control structures and functions in a general-purpose programming language

Keywords scope and sequence, scope, sequence
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs Mathematics, Digital Literacy, Critical and creative thinking



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