>> BTEC in Digital Information Technology

Introduction

We aim to cover all aspects of the national curriculum and teach students how to use a variety of different software. Each student will have 1 lesson per week in KS3 and can then opt to choose Computer Science as an option where they will have 3 lessons per week. There are two members of staff in the department and at various times of the year 'Code Club' runs, which has a focus on different topics such as Python, Scratch and HTML.

Head of Department: Mr T Alston


Key Stage 3 Curriculum Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Using Computers Responsibly

Using Computers Responsibly

PowerPoint Skills

Understanding Computers

Understanding Computers

Introduction to Games Programming

Year 8

Data Representation

Data Representation

Microbits

Microsoft Excel

Computer Networks

Computer Networks

Year 9

Python Programming

Python Programming

Legal, Ethical, Cultural and Environmental Issues

Computational Thinking

Computational Thinking

Computer Graphics

 

Assessments

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Using Computers Responsibly Formative

Using Computers Responsibly Summative

PowerPoint Skills Summative

Understanding Computers Formative

Understanding Computers Summative

Introduction to Games Programming Summative

Year 8

Data Representation Formative

Data Representation Summative

Microbits Formative and Summative

Microsoft Excel Summative

Computer Networks Formative

Computer Networks Summative

Year 9

Python Programming Formative

Python Programming Summative

Legal, Ethical, Cultural and Environmental Issues Formative and Summative

Computational Thinking Formative

Computational Thinking Summative

Computer Graphics Summative

 


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

Computer Hardware
Memory and Storage

Programming

System Architecture

Programming   Languages

Ethical, Legal, Cultural and Environmental Issues

Algorithms

Year 11

Programming Project

Producing Robust Programs

Network Security

System Software

Computer Networks

Boolean logic

 

Assessments

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

Memory and Storage Summative Assessment

Programming Formative and Summative Assessment

System Architecture Formative and Summative Assessment

Programming   Languages Formative and Summative Assessment

Ethical, Legal, Cultural and Environmental Issues Formative and Summative Assessment

Algorithms Formative and Summative Assessment

Year 11

Programming Project Summative Assessment

Producing Robust Programs Formative and Summative Assessment

Network Security Formative and Summative Assessment

System Software Formative and Summative Assessment

Computer Networks Formative and Summative Assessment

Boolean logic Formative and Summative Assessment

 


The course will consist of 2 X 1hr 30minute exams, (both weighted at 50% each of the overall GCSE grade).

The current (9-1) specification covers the following topics at GCSE level:


Link to specifications

OCR - GCSE Computer Science (9-1)


Link to any revision web sites or in school resources


Where does it lead?

Computer Science can be continued at A-Level and there are a variety of different university courses which can be studied around the country. Potential careers include: Software Developer, Network Engineer, Systems Analyst, Database Administrator, Security Services, Media Researcher, Computer Games Developer and many more.

Updated: Dec 2021