IT

 

Year 7 

In year 7, students are introduced to a range of computer science and ICT topics. There will be a range of practical and theoretical tasks, some on the computers and some on paper.

The topics are:

  • E-safety
  • Binary numbers and computer control
  • Document design and research
  • Spreadsheets
  • Interactive hyperlinked PowerPoints
  • Animation
  • Data analysis

Year 9

 In year 9, students are given a range of teaching that prepares them for the GCSE in computer Science. Some tasks will be creating software on the computers and many will be written tasks and tests on the theoretical aspects of computer science.

The topics are:

  • The dark web
  • The digital divide
  • CPU design
  • Secondary storage devices
  • Software licencing
  • Computer network distribution
  • Network Security
  • Python computer programming
  • Games design and creation

 

Computing

 

Year 10 – OCR computer Science J276

In year 10, students are given a range of teaching that prepares them for the GCSE in computer Science. Some tasks will be creating software using the Python programming language on the computers and many will be written tasks and tests on the theoretical aspects of computer science.

 

Year 10 will include:

  • CPUs
  • Operating systems
  • Networks
  • Computing Law
  • Security and Malware
  • Computational thinking
  • Flowcharts and Pseudocode
  • Environmental impact
  • Python programming instruction
  • Python project

Year 11 - OCR computer Science J276

In year 11, students are given a range of teaching that prepares them for the GCSE in computer Science. Some tasks will be creating software using the Python programming language on the computers and many will be written tasks and tests on the theoretical aspects of computer science.

 

Year 11 includes:

  • 20 hours of controlled assessment in Python computer programming
  • Sorting and searching algorithms
  • The systems lifecycle
  • The digital representation of data
  • Compression techniques and purposes
  • Integrated development environments
  • Exams technique

 

Year 11 – LiBF – Certificate in Financial Education

 In year 11 Students will cover 3 units, 1 - Finance, the individual and society, 2 – Practices of managing money and 3 – Financial capability, work and enterprise

 

Unit 1:

Students will understand the role of citizens in the UK, the values held by citizens, and the impact they have on personal finance.

 

Unit 2:

Students will gain an understanding of the concept of financial planning and personal financial budgets. The unit will also provide an understanding of the impact on both the individual and society of spending and borrowing.

 

Unit 3:

The unit provides students with the understanding of how businesses manage money and the relationship between personal money management and business money management. It also provides knowledge on the inter-relationship between the individual and business.

 

Year 11 – Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA) 

Year 11 - Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA)

In year 11, students are given a range of teaching that prepares them for the CIDA qualification in Digital Applications. Some tasks will be creating 2D games using the Clickteam development environment and some will be creating websites on the computers. Many will be written tasks that document the games creation process including mood boards, storyboards and test plans.

Year 11 includes:

 

  • Learning technical skills in games creation
  • Developing a game for grandparents
  • Testing it against expected criteria
  • Creating design documents
  • Making an advertisement and magazine review for the game
  • Creating websites which show off the work
  • Creating websites for other purposes

 

Year 10 - BTEC Digital Information Technology 

Year 10 - BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology

In year 10, students are given a range of teaching that prepares them for Btec in Digital Information Technology. Students will analyse other systems’ user interfaces, draw conclusions and observe similarities, differences, good points and bad points. They will then design their own interface for a specific purpose using the techniques they have observed.

 

Year 13 – OCR Cambridge Technical in IT

 Students in year 13 are covering 1 exam unit, Global Information Systems and 2 coursework units, Mobile technology and Internet of Everything

 

Unit 2:

This unit explains how information is help and used by different types of users.  You will learn about how organisations use internal and external sources of data and the types of information that may be found

 

Unit 12 – Mobile Technology

This unit deals with the application of mobile technology across a variety of platforms. You will consider the range of technologies available, as well as how these may be connected into networks.  The characteristics of different networking solutions will be considered as well as their drawbacks

 

Unit 17 – Internet of Everything

The Internet of Everything’ (IoE) is also known as the ‘Internet of Things’. Whichever term you use, it is about interconnectivity and being able to link people, data and devices using a range of networks and communication channels to provide new ways of working, thinking, entertaining, co-operating and learning. Whether networks are local or global, the electronic world provides both opportunities and risks.

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