Year 9 – Introduction of cybersecurity

Curriculum KS3 Unit


This unit takes learners on a journey of discovery of techniques that cybercriminals use to steal data, disrupt systems, and infiltrate networks. The learners will start by considering the value their data holds and what organisations might use it for. They will then learn about social engineering and other common cybercrimes, and finally look at methods to protect against these attacks.

Unit guide

Updated: 10 Feb 2023

Learning graph

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Summative assessment

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Summative answer

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Lesson 1

You and your data

Lesson 2

Social engineering

Lesson 3

Script kiddies

Lesson 4

Rise of the bots

Lesson 5

There’s no place like

Lesson 6

Under attack