Computer Science & IT

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Hour of Code
  • Animation 19
  • WizKidz Coding Club

Year 7

Online Safety
History of Computers
Heroes of Computing
Effective use of search engines
Computer hardware and software
Input and output devices
Programming with BBC Micro bit
Introduction to graphics design and photo editing
Visual programming using MIT scratch
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act
General Data Protection Regulation
Website/App design

Year 8
Internet safety
Binary numbers
Von Neumann Computer system
CPU
Embedded systems
Primary Memory RAM ROM
Storage Technology - Common Types
System Software
Application Software
Modelling with spreadsheets
Graphics design
Visual programming advanced
Algorithms
Intro to games/apps development
Programming with Python/VB.NET

Year 9 ICT
Course title: OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Information Technologies J808

371960-specification.pdf

Data and information
Project life cycle
SMART objectives
Introduction to planning tools
Project planning software tools
SWOT analysis
Databases
Spreadsheets
Risks to data and prevention measures

Year 10 ICT
Course title: OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Information Technologies J808

Phases of project life cycle
Inputs and outputs of different phases
Iterative testing
Methods to collect data
Automation of data collection using IT
Factors to consider when collecting data
Storage methods and their appropriateness
Types of threats to data
Impact of cyber attacks
Current IT legislations
Advanced features of database software
Advanced spreadsheets
Presenting information using multiple applications

Year 11 ICT
Course title: OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Information Technologies J808
Assessment: 50% exam based and 50% controlled assessment

Application of knowledge and skills to a set assignment
Appropriateness of tools to present information
Web/mobile technologies
Aesthetics and information design
Carrying out iterative phase review

Year 9 Computer Science

Course title: OCR GCSE in Computer Science J276

225975-specification-accredited-gcse-computer-science-j277.pdf

Algorithms
Programming using VB.NET/Python
Systems Architecture
Memory
Storage
Wired and wireless networks
Network topologies, protocols and layers

Year 10 Computer Science
Course title: OCR GCSE in Computer Science J276

Algorithms
Further programming techniques
System security
System software
Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns
Software Development Life Cycle
Analysis techniques
Design techniques
System testing
Effective evaluation and conclusions

Year 11 Computer Science
Course title: OCR GCSE in Computer Science J276

Assessment: Two written exams worth 50% each

Advanced programming techniques
Producing robust programs
Computational logic
Translators and facilities of languages
Data representation
Revision of topics learnt in previous years

Year 12 & 13 BTEC National in Information Technology
Course title: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology

9781446938058-BTEC-NAT-ExtCert-IT-Spec-Iss2CUpd2.pdf

Assessment: Two external exams and two coursework modules

Information Technology Systems
Digital devices in IT systems
Transmitting data
Operating online
Protecting data and information
Impact of IT systems
Ethical, moral and legal issues

Creating Systems to Manage Information
Structure of relational database management systems
Standard methods and techniques to design relational database solutions
Creating a relation database structure
Evaluating a database development project

Using Social Media in Business
Social media websites
Use of social media in a business
Risks and issues
Social media planning processes
Content planning and publishing
Developing an online community
Developing a social media policy
Reviewing and refining plans
Creating accounts and profiles
Content creation and publication
Implementation of online community building
Data gathering and analysis

Website Development
Purpose and principles of website products
Factors affecting website performance
Design a website to meet client requirements
Common tools and techniques used to produce websites
Search Engine Optimisation
Develop a website to meet client requirements
Data modelling investigation

 

 

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