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
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
http://www.pearsonhotlinks.co.uk/ and enter pass code 6145P
Which books support the learning?
Edexcel GCSE ICT Student Book (Pearson)
Revise Edexcel GCSE ICT revision guide (Pearson)
GCSE Computing by Susan Robson Published by www.lulu.com
BTEC First Information and Creative Technology (Pearson)
Key Stage 5
KS5 Exam Board
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
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).