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Key Stage 3

 

 

 

 

What do students study and in what order?

Yr 7 Students study: 

Using Computer’s Effectively – E-safety

Scratch

Graphics

Algorithms with Flowol

Google Sketch Up

Small Basic

Yr 8 Students study:

Introduction to Python

Understanding Computers

Audacity

Creating a video with movie maker

HTML and CSS

Web Graphics

How are students assessed?

Students undertake an assessment at the end of each topic ; this assessment can be either a written exam or a practical task.  Throughout each unit students will also receive homework  that feedback will be given on

How can parents best support their child?

Access to the Internet is extremely helpful since many of the tutorials and materials for ICT are stored electronically and can be downloaded from the school network via the Internet. Nonetheless, for those without access to the Internet, a portable USB memory stick can prove to be a value substitute, allowing the students to easily copy materials in school and take them home.

Key Stage 4

 

 

 

What topics do students study and in what order?

Computer Science Theory

Systems Architecture

Memory

Algorithms

Computational Logic

Systems Software

Data Representation

Networks

Systems Software

Robust Programming

Ethics

Computer Science Practical

Programming Techniques

Inputs/outputs

Variables

Selection

Iteration

File writing

Handling Error

Subroutines

List and tuples

iMedia

Pre-production Skills

Storytelling with a comic strip

Creating a digital sound sequence

Creating digital graphics

What exam board do we follow?

OCR Computer Science

OCR iMedia

How are students assessed?

Computer Science students are assessed with end of topic test, Multiple choice questions during lessons, mock exams throughout the year. 

Students will sit 2 exam papers:  Paper 1 is Computer Systems.

Paper 2: Algorithms and programming both are 50% of their total GCSE.

Students will also complete a practical programming task which will challenge their coding skills.

iMedia is 75% coursework and 25% exam (1 hr).  The coursework is controlled assessment and completed under teacher supervision.  It is internally marked and externally moderated.

How can parents best support their child?

Revision guides are helpful in preparing for the exam. 

All resources are available on Office 365 so students can get access from home, for those without access to the Internet, a portable USB memory stick can prove to be a value substitute, allowing the students to easily copy materials in school and take them home.

Headphones will occasionally be needed for iMedia.

Key Stage 5

What do students study and in what order?

Computer Science Theory

The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices

Software and software development

Programming

Exchanging data

Data types, data structures and algorithms

Legal, moral, ethical and cultural issues

Elements of computational thinking

Problem solving and programming

Algorithms

Computer Science Practical

Programming Techniques

GCSE re-cap

Object orientated skills

Tkinter/Appjar

SQL

What exam board do we follow?

OCR

How are students assessed?

Computer Science students are assessed with end of topic test, Multiple choice questions during lessons, mock exams throughout the year. 

Students will sit 2 exam papers:  Paper 1 is Computer Systems.

Paper 2: Algorithms and programming both are 40% of their total GCSE.

Students will also complete a practical programming task in which students will have to develop a project that solves a real world issue.  This counts towards 20% of their A-level.

How can parents best support their child?

Revision guides are helpful in preparing for the exam. 

All resources are available on Office 365 so students can get access from home, for those without access to the Internet, a portable USB memory stick can prove to be a value substitute, allowing the students to easily copy materials in school and take them home.

 

 

 

 

 

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