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NEWS AND EVENTS
ICT & Computing
Shawn Henry- ICT | Richard Hylton- Computing
About the subject
Year 7 Overview
Year 8 Overview
Year 9 Overview
ICT is all about applying technology to everyday life. Pupils will learn how to use computers to help them solve personal and work related challenges.
Computing focusses on how computers work. Pupils will learn about the hardware, programming and how computers think.
E-safety - Pupils will learn some of the dangers of the internet and how to stay safe.
Game Making - Pupils create their own game using Scratch.
Spreadsheets - Pupils will be introduced to spreadsheets and use them to help manage a business.
Encryption - Pupils will learn how data is encrypted and why.
Web design- Pupils will create an e-portfolio and also learn about HTML code.
App Design- Pupils will create an app using appshed.
Graphics- Pupils will create original images using Photoshop, and Google Sketchup.
Databases- Pupils will build and interrogate databases to resolve real life issues.
Python- Pupils will learn how to program I Python. This a basic introduction which will introduce elementary functions and problem solving skills.
Introduction to Key Stage 4- Pupils will complete a range of Key Stage 4 activities in order to give them an understanding of what they may be doing next year. They will complete both academic and vocation activities taken from key stage 4 courses.
Year 10 Overview
ICT- Certificate in Digital Applications (Controlled Assessment)
This is a vocational level 2 qualification which is 25% Exam & 75% Coursework. Pupils will complete the unit 3 coursework in year 10, then complete the unit 1 exam in year 11
Unit 3- This unit aims to give you the skills to use the tools and techniques provided by artwork and imaging software to design and create effective graphic products for specified purposes and audiences. You will investigate a range of graphic products to find out how images are used to convey a particular message. You will discover that you like some of these products more than others and you will need to consider why this is the case.
Unit A452- Controlled Assessment:
An investigative computing task, chosen from a list provided by OCR. This controlled assessment assesses the following: research, technical understanding, analysis of problem, historical perspective, use of technical writing skills, recommendations/evaluation.
Unit A453- Controlled Assessment:
Students will need to:
• Understand standard programming techniques
• Be able to design a coded solution to a problem including the ability to:
o Develop suitable algorithms
o Design suitable input and output formats
o Identify suitable variables and structures
o Identify test procedures.
• Create a coded solution fully annotating the developed code to explain its function
• Test their solution:
o To show functionality
o To show how it matches the design criteria
o Identifying successes and any limitations.
Year 11 Overview
Unit 3 (Coursework)- A Digital Portfolio- For this unit, you will create a digital portfolio that will have a clear purpose and audience to show them who you are and what you are capable of. It should have a structure that is logical and easy to navigate and must be in a format that can be uploaded and viewed on the web.
Unit 8 (Coursework)- Mobile App Development-In this unit pupils will investigate the characteristics and uses of mobile apps, and learn how mobile apps are developed. Then they will design, develop, test and review your own mobile app.
Exam board used for GCSE
BTEC ICT- Edexcel
GCSE Computing- OCR