>> ICT 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

Introduction to St Peters

Introduction to PowerPoint

Understanding Computers

Understanding Computers

Using Computers Responsibly

Using Computers Responsibly

Year 8

Data Representation

Data Representation

Microbits

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

Networks

Year 9

Python Programming

Python Programming

Legal, Environmental & Ethical Issues

Computational Thinking

Computational Thinking

 Computer Graphics

 

Assessments

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

 

PowerPoint

Summative Assessment

Understanding Computers Formative Assessment

Understanding Computers Summative Assessment

Using Computers Responsibly Formative Assessment

Using Computers Responsibly Summative Assessment

Year 8

Data Representation Formative Assessment

Data Representation Summative Assessment

Microbits Summative Assessment

Microsoft Excel Formative Assessment

Microsoft Excel Summative Assessment

Networks Summative Assessment

Year 9

Python Formative Assessment

Python Summative Assessment

Legal, Environmental & Ethical Issues Summative Assessment

Computational Thinking Formative Assessment

Computational Thinking Summative Assessment

Computer Graphics Summative Assessment

 


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

Computer Hardware

System Architecture

Memory

Translators and IDE’s

Von Neumann Architecture

Computational Logic

Python Programming

Python Programming

Algorithms

Storage

System Software

Wired and Wireless Networks

Network Topologies / Protocols / Layers

Data Representation

Python Programming

Data Representation

SQL

Year 11

Python Programming

Ethical, Legal, cultural and environmental issues

Ethical, Legal, cultural and environmental issues

Creating Robust Programs

 

Proprietary and Open Source Software

Recap of topics based on previous Assessments where pupils show knowledge gaps

Recap of topics based on previous Assessments where pupils show knowledge gaps

Recap of topics based on previous Assessments where pupils show knowledge gaps

 

 

Assessments

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

Formative Assessment on recent topics

 

Summative Assessment on recent topics

Summative Assessment on recent topics

Summative Assessment on recent topics

Formative Assessment on recent topics

Summative Assessment on recent topics

 

Mock Exam

Data Representation Assessment

SQL Assessment

Year 11

Mock Exam

Summative Assessment on recent topics

Mock Exam

Formative Assessment on recent topics

Summative Assessment on recent topics

Formative Assessment on recent topics

 

 

 

 


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:

  • Systems architecture
  • Memory
  • Storage
  • Wired and wireless networks
  • Network topologies, protocols and layers
  • System security
  • Systems software
  • Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns
  • Content of Computational thinking, algorithms and
  • Programming
  • Algorithms
  • Programming techniques
  • Producing robust programs
  • Computational logic
  • Translators and facilities of languages
  • Data representation

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: Jan 2020