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ICT & Computing

 

Key Stage 3

Year 7 Autumn Term: E-Safety/Creating a Website

Year 7 Spring Term: Components of Computer Systems

Year 7 Summer Term: Networks and Protocols

Year 8 Autumn Term: Binary and Data Representation

Year 8 Spring Term: Algorithms and Visual Programming

Year 8 Summer Term: Textual Programming

 

Key Stage 4

KS4 Exam Board

Edexcel

 

GCSE IT 

Unit 1: (Exam 40%) Living in the real work; topics include Communicating online both at home and when travelling, entertainment, IT in the workplace, shopping and health and wellbeing.

Unit 2: (Controlled Assessment 60%) Using Digital Tools; topics include Gathering Information, Financial modelling, Digital publishing and an evaluation.

 

BTEC ICT (Award) 

Unit 1 (Exam 25%): The Online World; topics include Investigating online services and online communication, investigating components of the internet and how digital devices store and exchange information.

Unit 2 (coursework 25%): A Digital Portfolio; in this unit students will design, create, test and review a digital portfolio

Unit 3 (coursework 50%): Website Development; in this unit students will understand the uses and features of websites plus design, create, test and review a website.

 

Useful Website Resources

GCSE IT:

www.edexcel.org.uk  

http://www.pearsonhotlinks.co.uk/  and enter pass code 6145P

BTEC ICT:

www.edexcel.org.uk

 

Which books support the learning?

GCSE IT

Edexcel GCSE ICT Student Book (Pearson)

Revise Edexcel GCSE ICT revision guide (Pearson)

GCSE Computing by Susan Robson Published by www.lulu.com

BTEC ICT

BTEC First Information and Creative Technology (Pearson)


Key Stage 5

KS5 Exam Board

Edexcel

 

Year 12

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology (Equivalent to 1 A-Level)

This course aims to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment or to progress onto higher education or a degree. National Extended Certificate in Information Technology units will include:

Unit 1: Information Technology Systems (unit assessed externally),

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information (unit assessed externally),

Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business (unit assessed internally),

Unit 6: Website Development (unit assessed internally).

 

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT (Equivalent to 2 A-Levels)

This course aims to give learners the knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies to prepare for employment or to progress onto higher education or a degree. The diploma consists of 11 units; 8 units are internally assessed and externally moderated. 3 units are an externally assessed test. Units covered are:

Externally assessed units

Unit 1: Fundamentals of IT

Unit 2: Global Information

Unit 3: Cyber Security 

Internally assessed and externally moderated units

Unit 5: Virtual and augmented reality

Unit 8: Project management

Unit 9: Product development

Unit 12: Mobile technology

Unit 13: Social media and digital marketing

Unit 16: Developing a Smarter Planet

Unit 17: Internet of Everything

Unit 18: Computer Systems

 

Year 13

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Information Technology (Equivalent to 1 A-Level)

This course aims to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment or to progress onto higher education or a degree. The subsidiary diploma consists of 6 units; all units are internally assessed and externally moderated.  There unit studied in Year 13 are:

Unit 12: Technical Support (unit assessed internally),

Unit 7: Organisation System Security (unit assessed internally),

Unit 42: Spreadsheet Modelling (unit assessed internally).