Computing

Year 7

Autumn Term

  • Login and Passwords
  • Folder Structure
  • Google Classroom
  • Introduction to using Micro:Bit
  • Develop Skills, knowledge and understanding of the block based programming language
  • Design, Plan and Create own Micro:Bit project
  • Development of Computational Thinking, testing and Algorithms
  • Demonstration of learning programming techniques

Spring Term

  • Planning a video about E Safety
  • Using Algorithms in Planning
  • Creating Graphics for Video
  • Research on E-Safety
  • E-Safety lesson
  • Create a Video on E Safety (This will follow on from the learning of the E Safety lesson).
  • Testing; Identify success criteria; Evaluation of Video and assessment on self throughout project

Summer Term

  • Using Word to create business documents: Letter; Memo, Flyer, Leaflet
  • Business Interactive Presentation to promote a business

Year 8

Autumn Term

  • Folder Structure
  • Login Passwords
  • Google Classroom
  • E Mail
  • Scratch Software: Introduction to Scratch
  • Programming Skills Development
  • Design, Plan and Create own Scratch project
  • Development of Computational Thinking, testing and Algorithms
  • Demonstration of learning programming techniques

Spring Term

  • Using Serif Photo Plus to create and minipulate images (Topic – E Waste)
  • Create a Publication Using Publisher about E-Waste (Brochure) using ready made images and original images

Summer Term

  • Creating a spreadsheet with introduction to Goal Seek, Spinners, Formatting styles, data entry.
  • Develop Spreadsheet to include Functions and Formulae.
    (Simple calculations for A and S band (If statements and graphs for J band).
  • Create a user interface to include navigation buttons using Macros.

Year 9

Autumn Term

  • Introduction to text based programming language – Python
  • Develop new skills to learn how to code using Python, debug errors and rectify.
  • Mini projects using Python to create: Chatbot or Quiz
  • File Handling – Read, Write, Append.
  • Import Functions such as Turtle, Tkinter to develop high level thinking and coding skills.

Spring Term

  • Web site Creation
  • Using Serif Plus to create a website.
  • Using Notepad to create 2 webpages using HTML
  • Website Design using Serif WebPlus – (Topic – Global Warming)

Summer Term

  • Introduction to Computing.
  • Hardware/Software Input, Process, Output
  • Storage Devices
  • Protocols
    (S/A Bands will complete Input and Output devices only)
  • Hierarchical Database including normalisation of at least 2 tables.
  • Creating tables, data field names and data types
  • Introduction to Binary and Logic Gate (J Band Only)

ICT

Year 10

Autumn Term

Project planning and analysis methods, initial project considerations.

Spring Term

Presenting data, using software to develop project plans.

Summer Term

Practice Assessment for Year 11 Coursework:  Database/Spreadsheet.

Year 11

Autumn Term

Unit 7, Video Creation.

Spring Term

Unit 5, Website Creation.

Summer Term

Unit 1 revision and study of exam pre-release.

BTEC National Extended Certificate in Information Technology (Sixth Form)

Information Communication Technology is the fastest growing sector of business. Employers are looking for applicants with a  minimum level of understanding of ICT.

BTEC ICT Practitioners has been devised to deliver the necessary skills that employers are looking for.

The courses cover a wide specification including Systems Communication, Hardware and Software, Information Systems, Advanced Databases, E-Commerce and System Security, HCI, IT systems, Computer Animation and Networked System Security.

The BTEC course has the same structure as the OCR course that was completed in Year 10 and 11 and continues developing the skills that were learned.

Students on the Award Course work to complete 6 units and students on the Certificate work to complete 12 units. Assignments are given for each unit, which much be completed for a set deadline.

There is no exam to complete.

Qualification equivalence: A Level
Course contact: Mr Hays
Assessment: Coursework
Additional entry requirements: Level 2 ICT and Grade 4 in GCSE English or Maths
Suggested combinations: Business, Health and Social Care, Science
Link: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/information-technology-2016.html