Computing & I.C.T
Aims & Objectives
- To create a learning environment based around computing that is attractive, enjoyable and challenging, where all learners can progress and achieve beyond expectation.
- To develop learners understanding of IT and computing that will provide them with the skills to continue to study academically and succeed in a digital world.
- To develop appropriate practical skills, knowledge and independent working
- To respond to opportunities with increasing competence and independence, retaining a clear understanding of digital safety.
Key Stage 3
In Years 7 and 8, delivery of the computing curriculum is cross-curricular. The following themes will be delivered.
Year 7 will focus on e-safety; organising electronic files and using presentation, word processing and spreadsheet software.
Year 8 will continue to develop students’ use of software packages. There is an emphasis on using packages effectively, taking into account the intended purpose and audience.
Year 9 Computing follows an online programme called Eduschemes. All students have a username and password.
More information is available here: www.eduschemes.co.uk
Unit 1: Organising Business. Considerations for setting up an app design business.
Unit 2: Python Profits. Computer programming in a business context.
Unit 3: Website Coding. Build full websites designed for specific contexts.
Unit 4: Advanced Data. Encryption and decryption.
Unit 5: Smartphone Apps. How to produce an app.
Key Stage 4
Course Title: Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia. (J8170)
Exam board: OCR.
Level 1 grades (approximately equivalent to GCSE grades D-G):
Pass 1; Merit 1; Distinction 1
Level 2 grades (approximately equivalent to GCSE grades A-C):
Pass 2; Merit 1; Distinction 2; Distinction *.
This course focuses on developing students’ creative use of information technology. They will use a range of graphic and web authoring software as well as the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
Year 10 focuses on the compulsory units of Pre-production Skills and Creating Digital Graphics and the optional unit of Digital Photography
Year 11 continues to develop skills for the Digital Photography unit. Students also complete the unit Creating A Multi-Page Website.