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Welcome to the ICT & Computer Science area

Head of Department – Mr B. Iqbal

We aim to allow all learners to develop their capability, creativity and knowledge in digital media and be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Staffing

Head of ICT and Computer ScienceMr B. Iqbal – BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems
Teacher of ICTMr S. Rizvi – PGCE – Computer Science and IT
Teacher of ICTMr T. Jones – PGCE Secondary Education

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
E SafetyHealthy RelationshipsComputers –
The Basics
DatabaseMy FinanceScratch & Python
Introduction
The unit of work allows students to develop skills and techniques in video design and editing whilst learning of online dangers and how to counter these issues if and when they arise.This unit of work develops the students’ presentational skills and teaches them how to use a number of techniques and skills to improve their presentation of their work whilst developing confidence.The unit of work teaches students the main components of a computer system and allows them to develop a clearer understanding of computers and their origin.The unit of work teaches students the main concepts of databases and its use. Students are instructed to search and store records and look at how a basic database is constructed.The unit of work introduces students to spreadsheets and the methods used to add simple formula and create graphs and charts to manage basic finances.This unit of work creates a transition between primary school’s development of sequence control. Students are shown basic python code constructs and instructed to add and develop basic lines of code.
Evidence:
Photostory Peer Evaluation
Photostory Self Evaluation
Project Assessment Grid
Evaluation sheet
Healthy Relationships Presentation/Assessment
Computer development assessmentDatabase questions
Year 7 Database assessment grid
Assessment
Year 7 Spreadsheet
Scratch & Python Assessment questions and fill in the blanks template
Year 8

Autumn 1 Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Computer Crime and Cyber SecurityUnderstanding ComputersDatabaseBasic PythonMy Finance (Extended)Web Design
The unit of work is developed to allow students to understand the dangers of using computers to store and transmit data electronically. Allowing students to understand how to measure, control and manage electronic data.This unit of work focuses on the main elements of a computer system. Introducing the concepts of binary, storage and the convergence of new technologies.Students are instructed and taught to demonstrate the methods required to create a fully functional database using all of the following concepts; field names, data types, field sizes, validation rules and validation text.During this unit of work students will be taught to include While and For loops to create functional codes. Students will be able to develop codes that will carry out simple functional tasks and showcase evidence of using key techniques used in coding.Students will embark on a spreadsheet project allowing them to explore techniques and skills that will allow them to manage and record financial data for a given purpose.This unit of work will introduce students to HTML coding and allow them to explore web content, whilst developing a basic web-site using hyperlinks and page properties.
Evidence:
Computer Crime Final Assessment TestUCom Assessment TestDatabase Assessment EvidenceGuess The Number Game – PythonModelling & Presenting numeric dataPublishing on the web assessment
Year 10

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Lake Garda PublicationsSpreadsheet ProjectPython CodingNetworksHTML CodeFlash Animation
This project permits students to develop a key concept of house styles, whilst creating various publications for a given scenario.This project explores higher level spreadsheet skills to allow students to develop a key understanding of advanced formula and functions to develop invoices and lookup concepts.This unit of work allows students to embark on 2 small coding projects that allow them to independently create and restore lines of code for a given outcome.This unit of work introduces students to the key components that establish a network. Students will be taught the basis of a client server, connection types and network topologies.During this unit of work students will be taught to write HTML code and create CSS files and templates. Students will be fully immersed in professional industry led web development strategies and techniques.During this unit of work students will to develop frame by frame animation and add motion tweenings to animations, whilst developing effective planning and publication skills.
Evidence:
Evaluations and mark sheetDeveloping a Business Solution AssessmentPython Next Steps Assessment PortfolioNetworks Assessment TestHTML Mark SheetFlash Assessment Portfolio
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
OCR J461 GCSE ICTControlled Assessment 1
Investigate and PlanningDesignsSolution DevelopmentTestingPresent your FindingsRefine Controlled Assessment
Theory
ICT Systems
Assessment
Exchanging Information
Assessment
2.1.3 Storage
Assessment
2.1.4 Manipulating Data
Assessment
2.1.5 Keeping Data Safe & SecureLegal, Social, Ethical & Environmental Issues
BCS Level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application SkillsWord ProcessingPresentation
Online testOnline test
AQA 4512 Computer ScienceIntroductionFunctionsControlled Assessment 1
Python ProceduresControlled Assessment 1 -Scenario Intro
Design of The Solution
Pseudocode
Flowcharts
Development of The CodeDevelopment of The Code
Code Evidence
Code Evidence
Test
Evaluate
Theory
Constants, Variables and Data TypesStructuresProgram Flow ControlProcedures And FunctionsScope Of Variables, Constants, Functions And ProceduresError Handling & Handling External Data
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
 OCR J461 GCSE ICTControlled Assessment 2Refine Controlled Assessments for Moderation
Investigate, Planning and DesignsDevelopment of ElementsSolution DevelopmentTestingEvaluation
Theory
Using ICT SystemsDisabilitiesMonitoring, Measurement & ControlICT & Modern LivingICT in Context & NetworksLegal, Social, Ethical & Environmental Issues
Past PapersExams
BCS Level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application SkillsSpreadsheetImproving ProductivityOutstanding Online Test
Online testOnline test
AQA 4512 Computer ScienceControlled Assessment 2Refine Controlled Assessments for Moderation
Scenario intro
Design of the solution
Pseudocode
Flowcharts
Development of the codeDevelopment of the code (cont.)
Code Evidence
Code Evidence (cont.)
Test & Evaluate
Theory
Computer structure &  Database conceptsAlgorithms &  Use of external code sourcesData representation &  The use of computer technology in societySoftware development life cycleApplication testing &  NetworkingExam

Curriculum

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2Twice every Half Term
Cyberbullying Poster
Internet Safety methods
ICT keywords homework
Input-Output activity
Agony Aunt software
Lucky dip questions
Database-diff questions
Databases Using Microsoft Access
Spreadsheet Keywords
Excel checklist
Programming Club
Kodu Game maker
3D Printing
Lunch time homework club
KS 3 ICT BBC Bite Size
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects
Year 8

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2Twice every Half Term
Computer Misuse Act
Health & Safety
Input & Output devices
Binary Addition
Database questions
Database Vocabulary Sheet
Homework Using a Spreadsheet
Know your Data Types task sheet
Web Page Designs
Programming Club
Kodu Game maker
3D Printing
Lunch time homework club
KS 3 ICT BBC Bite Size
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects
Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2Twice every Half Term
Planning document
Research Document
Handling data using spreadsheets
Domain names
IP Addresses
What is HTML Code
Web Page Designs
Where is Flash Animation used
Programming Club
Kodu Game maker
3D Printing
Lunch time homework club
KS 3 ICT BBC Bite Size
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects
Key Stage 4

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
GCSE5Twice every Half Term
Theory Tasks
Lunch time homework clubSupport Classes
Lunch Time
(12:30 to 1:15)
After School
Mon-Thurs
(3:30 to 4:15)
GCSE ICT BBC Bite Size
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zqmtsbk
ECDL2
Computer Science5Twice every Half Term
Theory Tasks
Computer Science BBC Bite Size
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z34k7ty