Welcome to the Computing Department

>> 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.


Key Stage 3 Curriculum Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Introduction to St Peters

PowerPoint

E-Safety

Data Representation

Data Representation

Data Representation

Year 8

Understanding computers

Understanding computers

Sketch Up

Microbits

Microbits

Scratch

Year 9

Python Programming

Python Programming

E-Safety and Cyber Crime

Data Representation

Creative Media (Photoshop)

Creative Media (Video Editing)

 

Assessments

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

 

PowerPoint

Assessment

ESafety Summative Assessment

Data Representation Formative Assessment

Data Representation Formative Assessment

Data Representation Summative Assessment

Year 8

Understanding computers Formative Assessment

Understanding computers Summative Assessment

Sketch Up Summative Assessment

Microbit Formative Assessment

Microbit  Summative Assessment

Scratch Summative Assessment

Year 9

Python Formative Assessment

Python Summative Assessment

ESafety and Cybercrime Summative Assessment

Data Representation Sumamtive Assessment

Creative Media Photoshop Summative Assessment

Creative Media Video Editing  Summative Assessment

 


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Map

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

System Architecture

Translators and Facilities

Memory

Computational Logic

Algorithms

Producing Robust Programs
Programming Techniques

Storage

Systems Software

Networks

Python Programming

Progress for success

Network Topologies

Protocols and Layers

Data Representation

SQL

Year 11

Ethical, Legal, cultural and environmental issues

Controlled Assessment

Controlled Assessment

System Security

Revision

Revision

 

Assessments

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 10

System Architecture Assessment

Translators and Facilities Assessment

Memory Assessment

Computational Logic Assessment

Algorithms Assessment

Producing Robust Programs
Programming Techniques

Storage Assessment

Systems Software Assessment

Networks Assessment

Python Programming

Progress for success

Network Topologies Assessment

Protocols and Layers Assessment

Data Representation Assessment

SQL Assessment

Year 11

Ethical, Legal, cultural and environmental issues Assessment

Controlled Assessment

Controlled Assessment

System Security Assessment

 

 

 


The exam board is OCR.

The course will consist of 2 X 1hr 30 minute exams, (both weighted at 30% 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: Oct 2018