Curriculum

Year 7

7.0 – Network Basics

7.1 - E-safety

7.2 – Under The Hood of a Computer & Binary

7.3 - Think Like a Computer Scientist

7.4 – Databases

7.5 - Data Representation

7.6 - Web Design

7.7 - Create Animation

Year 8 

8.1 – E-safety

8.2 – Cracking the code

8.3 – Operating Systems

8.4 – CMD

8.5 – Binary

8.6 – HTML

8.7 – Microbits

8.8 – Python

KS4 – CiDA – EXAM BOARD EDEXCEL

The Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications has been designed to teach digital skills and enable young people to use digital tools to express their creativity in an informed and responsible way.  It aims to equip young people with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to design and make effective digital products for others to use, and to support future learning and exploit the creative digital industries.  The qualification has been developed to reflect increasing use of creative digital computing in everyday life, with greater emphasis on creative design and development.

Overview

Students must complete Unit 1 and 2:

Developing Web Products – Practical Examination, 2.5 Hours

Creative Multimedia

KS4 – Computer Science – EXAM BOARD OCR

OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Computer Science will encourage students to: 

• understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation 

• analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs 

• think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically 

• understand the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems 

• understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society 

• apply mathematical skills relevant to Computer Science

Overview

Computer Systems – 40% of overall GCSE

Computational thinking, algorithms and programming – 40% of overall GCSE

Programming project – 20% of overall GCSE

Home study

Home study will be set according to the home study time table.  Pupils will be able to access this via Firefly.  For those students that require computer facilities, these will be made available at lunchtimes in W005.