ICT Department

Department

ICT

Head of Department

Mr C Mills

Teachers

Mr C Mills, Mr C Cotter, Mr Z Zacharia

 

Curriculum

Year 7

Term 1

Introduction to computing

–  Code of conduct

–    E-Safety

–    Cyber crime

–    Web quests

–    Viruses

Term 2

Control

-turtle academy  – Maze creation in Logo

– Flowol

Term 3

Kodu game lab

Term 4

Computer Architecture

-Operation of PCs
– Colossus PC
– PC components
– Software
 

Term 5

Scratch

-Basic controls
-Loops
-Sounds
-Broadcasting
 

Term 6

Spreadsheets

-Formatting
-Formulas
-Functions
-Charts

Year 8

Term 1

Scratch*

-Basic controls
-Loops
-Sounds
-Broadcasting

*this will change for the current year 7 when they move into year 8.

Term 2

Photoshop

-cropping, rotating

–   Masks

– Image effects

–   Layers

Selection

Term 3

Flash animation

–   Layers

– Tweens

-Text,

– sound

Term 4

Databases

-Fields, rows, columns
– Primary keys
– Filtering
– Forms
– Reports
 

Term 5

Web design

-Research techniques
-images
-Tables
-Button

Term 6

Business Enterprise

Business project
-suitable logo
-business card
-leaflet/posters
-use of spreadsheets
 

Year 9

Term 1 and 2

Mobile Technologies

Investigations into mobile technology
Mobile networks
Methods of communications
Data security and privacy
Work life balance
Ethical issues
 

Term 3

Online Commerce

Click vs brick
Online commerce
Data protection
Auction sites
Banking services.
 

Term 4

Networks

Home networks
Equipment
Home entertainment
Online games
Health and safety
 

Term5

Business Documents

Word advanced skills
PowerPoint features
Improving productivity aspects
Scenario and skills based
 

Term 6

Internet and Security

Hacking
Types of viruses
Intrusion methods
The internet
Use of the cloud
 

KS3 Resources

Teach-ICT.com

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

KS4 Exam Board and spec

Year 10

Peason CiDA Certificate in Digital Applications

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/digital-applications-cida-dida/cida-2012.html

Students complete 2 units of study:

Unit 1 – Developing Web Products. This is a practical exam unit based on web technologies where students have a series of practical tasks to complete on a given scenario.

Unit 3 – Artwork and Imaging. This is  an assignment based unit giving the learner the skills to design and create their own digital imagery.

 

Year 11

OCR Cambridge Nationals in ICT

http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/82572-specification.pdf

Students complete 4 units of study:

Unit 1: Understanding computer systems – Examination Unit

Unit 2: Using ICT to create business solutions – Core assignment based unit

Unit 3: Handling data in spreadsheets – Assignment based unit

Unit 5: Creating an interactive product using multimedia components.

KS4 Resources

 

Year 10

Aho K, Dharkar, A and Miller G – Digital Design Curriculum Guide (Course Technology, 2003) ISBN: 9780619055165

Burden K, Kuechel T Smith A – Edexcel DiDA: Multimedia (Longman, 2005) ISBN: 978184690110 2

Chapman N and J – Digital Multimedia (John Wiley & Sons, 2004) ISBN: 9780470858905

 

Creative Commons – www.creativecommons.org.uk Open Clip Art Library – www.openclipart.org Professional vector clipart (includes free section) – www.cliparts-design.com

Graphic design www.davidairey.com/5-vital-logo-design-tips/ www.flickr.com/photos/benheine/sets/72157623587191460 www.ideabook.com Resources About Graphic Design – http://graphicdesign.about.com

Creative Commons – http://creativecommons.org.uk

Graphics.com – www.graphics.com Packaging Design – www.designtechnology.org/TVSPackaging.htm Professional vector clipart (includes free section) – www.clipartsdesign.com

 

Year 11

www.ocr.org

OCR Cambridge Nationals in ICT Student Book Paperback – 28 Sep 2012 ISBN: 978-1444176537