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Ashington Academy Frog VLE

Computing

Year 7 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Understand how to use the school network.
  • Know how to stay safe online.
  • Understand the existence of legal frameworks governing ICT.

ASSESSMENT

End of topic test - Digital literacy

HOMEWORK

Task on the legal framework.

Term 1.2
  • Learn how to create a world and control a character using Kodu.
  • Learn how to add different types of paths to a world and control an enemy within a game.
  • Design a game of own choice using the skills learned.

ASSESSMENT

End of topic test - Computer science

HOMEWORK

Creating a design for a computer game.

Term 2.1
  • Use productivity software to create business documents.
  • Undertake creative projects linked to business to collect, analyse and evaluate data.
  • Recognise the audience and purpose when designing and creating digital content.

ASSESSMENT

End of topic assessment - Business enterprise

HOMEWORK

Collect and analyse business documents.

Term 2.2
  • Understand how the different components of a computer work.
  • Describe the differences between various networks.
  • Understand how numbers, images, sounds and character sets use the same bit patterns.

ASSESSMENT

End of topic test - computer science/information technology.

HOMEWORK

Task on data representation.

Term 3.1
  • Understand the different features of digital graphics software (DTP).
  • Identify how the use of technology can impact society.
  • Effectively design digital artefacts for a desired audience.

ASSESSMENT

End of topic test - Digital literacy

HOMEWORK

Review magazines.

Term 3.2
  • Learn how to create a mobile device using Touch.
  • Design a solution based on a scenario which requires full use of Touch software features.
  • Assess and evaluate application created.

ASSESSMENT

End of topic test - computer science

HOMEWORK

Creating a design for a computer game.

Year 8 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Understand how to use the school network.
  • Know how to stay safe online.
  • Understand the existence of legal frameworks governing ICT.

ASSESSMENT

End of topic assessment: Digital literacy.

HOMEWORK

Task on the legal framework.

Term 1.2
  • Learn how to create a stage and control a character using Scratch.
  • Learn how to program loops and variables using Scratch.
  • Design a game of own choice utilising the skills learned.

ASSESSMENT

End of topic assessment: computer science

HOMEWORK

Creating a design for a computer game.

Term 2.1
  • Use productivity software to create business documents.
  • Undertake creative projects linked to business to collect, analyse and evaluate data.
  • Recognise the audience and purpose when designing and creating digital content.

ASSESSMENT

End of topic assessment: Information technology.

HOMEWORK

Recognise the audience and purpose when designing and creating digital content.

Term 2.2
  • Explain how the use of technology can impact on society.
  • Justify how technology impacts on society from the perspective of social, economical, political, legal, ethical and moral issues.
  • Identify and explain the key achievements of key figures in Computer Science.

ASSESSMENT

End of topic assessment: Digital literacy.

HOMEWORK

Research and work for written report.

Term 3.1
  • Be able to create a web page that includes graphics.
  • Understand the needs of an audience.
  • Know how to show evidence of using instructions to control events.

ASSESSMENT

End of topic assessment: HTML and CSS.

HOMEWORK

Trip advisor style review of a web page.

Term 3.2
  • Understand 'for' and 'while' loops.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of algorithms and models for different problems.
  • Represent algorithms using a structured language.

ASSESSMENT

End of topic assessment: Computer science.

HOMEWORK

Algorithm task.

Year 9 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Understand how to use the school network.
  • Know how to stay safe online.
  • Understand the existence of legal frameworks governing ICT.

ASSESSMENT

Digital literacy - assessment on the legal framework and focus on Data Protection Act.

HOMEWORK

Task on the legal framework and copyright legislation.

Term 1.2
  • Learn how to create a stage and control a character using Scratch.
  • Learn how to program enemies and other game objects in Scratch.
  • Design a game of own choice using the skills learned.

ASSESSMENT

End of topic test on computer science.

HOMEWORK

Creating a design for computer game.

Term 2.1
  • Use productivity software to create business documents.
  • Undertake creative projects linked to business to collect, analyse and evaluate data.
  • Recognise the audience and purpose when designing and creating digital content.

ASSESSMENT

End of topic test on business enterprise.

HOMEWORK

Recognises the audience and purpose when designing and creating digital content.

Term 2.2
  • Explain how the use of technology can impact on society.
  • Justify how technology impacts on society from the perspective of social, economical, political, legal, ethical and moral issues.
  • Identify and explain the key achievements of key figures in computer science.

ASSESSMENT

Digital literacy.

HOMEWORK

Research and work for written report.

Term 3.1
  • Be able to create a web page that includes graphics.
  • Understand the needs of an audience.
  • Know how to show evidence of using instructions to control events.

ASSESSMENT

End of topic assessment: HTML and CSS.

HOMEWORK

Trip advisor style review of a web page.

Term 3.2
  • Understand 'for' and 'while' loops.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of algorithms and models for different problems.
  • Represent algorithms using a structured language.

ASSESSMENT

End of term assessment on algorithms.

HOMEWORK

Algorithm task.

Year 10 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Research uses of different types of hardware: input, output and storage devices (Unit 1).
  • Consider board set assignment carrying out a full analysis of performance criteria and user requirements (Unit 2).
  • Design and implement a solution to 'Problem 1' by drawing out interfaces, discussing design choices and building solution (Unit 2).

ASSESSMENT

Unit 1: Assessment based on ICT hardware and software and uses of spreadsheet and database.

HOMEWORK

Research uses of different input devices.

Term 1.2
  • Discuss uses and purpose of presentation software (Unit 1).
  • Study spreadsheet system including different types of formula and formatting (Unit 1).
  • Create a test plan for problem 1 and carry testing out then evaluate against criteria given (Unit 2).

ASSESSMENT

Unit 1 - Presentation and spreadsheets.

HOMEWORK

Previous topic plus uses of spreadsheets in the world of work.

Term 2.1
  • Describe the function of databases and how they are structured including the difference between relational and flat file (Unit 1).
  • Use validation in appropriate forms for given situations (Unit 1).
  • Design and implement a solution to problem 2 by drawing out interfaces, discussing design choices and building solution (Unit 2).

ASSESSMENT

Previous topics plus database theory.

HOMEWORK

How databases work.

Term 2.2
  • Discover how data is logged in different environments and how data controls devices (Unit 1).
  • Interpret the Data Protection Act, Computer Misuse Act and Copyright, Design and Patents Act (Unit 1).
  • Create a test plan for problem 2 and carry testing out then evaluate against criteria given (Unit 2).

ASSESSMENT

Previous topics plus data logging, control and data protection.

HOMEWORK

Benefits of data logging and control.

Term 3.1
  • Understand the different types of memory and how different mobile devices work (Unit 1).
  • Discuss the difference between data and information and how best to store data (Unit 1).
  • Create a costings model relating to Board Set Assignment and model using different variables (Unit 2).

ASSESSMENT

Previous topics plus memory, mobile devices, data/information and file management.

HOMEWORK

Use of different mobile devices.

Term 3.2
  • Understand how the CPU and motherboard work (Unit 1).
  • Discuss emerging technologies and revision of Unit 1 work this year (Unit 1).
  • Finalise the Board Set Assignment ensuring all sections and relevant evidence is included (Unit 2).

ASSESSMENT

Previous topics plus CPU, Motherboard and emerging technologies in form of Year 10 guided progress exam.

HOMEWORK

Revision material for exam.

Year 11

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Understand the System Life Cycle and what can affect the reliability of information.
  • Discuss different styles of network and the communications equipment needed to make a network work.
  • Create milestones Gantt chart, discuss risks and manage storage.

ASSESSMENT

Previous work plus System Life Cycle and networking.

HOMEWORK

Solving ICT problems.

Term 1.2
  • Understand how ICT is used in the world of entertainment.
  • Discuss how work is modified and how electronic files are shared.
  • Collect information, design of data collection form, set up of database.

ASSESSMENT

Previous topics plus ICT and entertainment and modifying and sharing files.

HOMEWORK

Assess different types of entertainment equipment.

Term 2.1
  • Identify how different operating systems work and how they function alongside application software.
  • Analyse the different types of interfaces.
  • Complete building database, discuss how data was collected, selected and formatted.

ASSESSMENT

Previous topics plus operating systems and interfaces.

HOMEWORK

Discover the difference between generic and non-generic software.

Term 2.2
  • Discuss different types of software; open source, proprietary, hosted.
  • Analyse desktop processing vs Word Processing and discuss web design including video and audio files.
  • Model costs of project, devise a report on success of project.

ASSESSMENT

Previous topics plus DTP and web design.

HOMEWORK

Evaluate website design.

Term 3.1
  • Understand how podcasts are used and the function of social networking and web browsing.
  • Discuss how image manipulation software is used.
  • Evaluate own work against milestones and discuss benefits of working with others. Show how progress was managed throughout project.

ASSESSMENT

Previous topics and social networking, podcasts and web browsing.

HOMEWORK

Analyse merits of social networking.

Term 3.2
  • Measure impacts of ICT on Society, World of Work and Environment. Discuss how ICT can help those with additional needs.
  • Revise complete unit in preparation for final exam.
  • Complete entire paper to practise exam technique.

ASSESSMENT

Past exam papers.

HOMEWORK

Past exam paper questions.