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Hadleigh High School

Computing

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Mrs S Bakerwood, Mr J Bowman and Mr T Green

Key Stage 3

The aim of our Key Stage 3 curriculum is to develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to prepare our students in a curriculum that mixes Computing, IT, Media and digital literacy to ensure our students have the right skills for use beyond school.

 

Our students are encouraged to experiment with software and learn transferable skills that can be applied to any system or software. With jobs of the future involving IT systems that do not even exist yet, we want each student to develop enquiry skills and an understanding of software and hardware that can be transferred to a modern world.

 

 Students undertake a varied IT and Computing Curriculum at Hadleigh High School and build upon their expertise each year to prepare them for making their guided choices at Key Stage 4.

 

Year 7 – Getting Organised, Computer Hardware, Basic Spreadsheets, Scratch Programming, HTML Introduction.

 

Year 8 – My Digital World, Vector Image Creation, Advanced Spreadsheets, Python Programming, HTML and CSS Website Design.

 

Year 9 – Back to the Future of Computing, Bitmap Images Editing, Flash Animation, Python Programming, CSS and JavaScript Website Design.

 

 Assessment at Key Stage 3

 

Students will sit a summative assessment each term, this consists of assessing both practical skills and their understanding of the topic being covered. Each assessment will be given a ‘most likely grade’ on a 1-9 scale. This is a suggestion on what they might get at GCSE if they continue to make the same progress towards Year 11.

Key Stage 4

We offer two qualifications at Key stage 4:

 

  • Computer Science (9-1) – OCR
  • Creative iMedia - OCR Cambridge Nationals

 

Each student will have four lessons per fortnight for their chosen course.

 

Computer Science

 

This qualification aims to encourage students to develop their understanding and application of the core concepts in computer science. It covers computer hardware, networking, ethical legal and cultural concerns, as well as developing skills and understanding in computational thinking.

This course consists of two exam papers and a programming project. At the end of the course students will be awarded a grade 9-1.

 

  • Computer Systems (50%) written paper
  • Computational Thinking, algorithms and programming (50%) written paper
  • Programming Project

  

Year

Term 1 (Autumn)

Term 2 (Spring)

Term 3 (Summer)

10

Computer Architecture

Memory

Storage

Data Representation

System Software

Programming

Algorithms (Sort and Search)

Robust Programs

Computational Logic

Networking

Programming Continued

Programming Project Prep

11

Programming Recap

Programming Project

Translators and IDE

Computer Ethics

Examination prep for Unit 1 and Unit 2

Examination prep for Unit 1 and Unit 2

 

Creative iMedia

 

This qualification will assess the application of creative media skills through their practical use and equip learners with a range of transferable skills such as research, planning and reviewing.  At the end of the course students are awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction at either level 1 or 2. With a Distinction* at Level 2 available to inspire students to achieve more.

 

This course consists of 4 units of work.

 

  • R081: Pre-Production Skills (25%) written paper
  • R082: Creating digital graphics (25%) moderated coursework unit
  • R085: Creating a Multipage Website (25%) moderated coursework unit
  • R086: Creating a Digital Animation (25%) moderated coursework unit

 

Year

Term 1 (Autumn)

Term 2 (Spring)

Term 3 (Summer)

10

Understanding the purpose and content of pre-production.

Being able to plan pre- production.

Being able to produce and review pre-production documents.

 

Being able to plan the creation of a digital graphics.

Creation of digital graphics.

 

Examination prep for R081

R081 Examination

 

Continued Creation of digital graphics.

Reviewing digital graphics.

 

11

Understanding the properties and features of multipage websites.

Planning a multipage website.

Creating a multipage website.

Reviewing a multipage website.

Understanding the basics of digital animation

Planning a digital animation.

Creating a digital animation.

Reviewing a digital animation.

 

 

Opportunity to Resit R081 examination.

Useful websites and resources

Computer Science

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/computer-science-j276-from-2016/

 

Creative iMedia

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/creative-imedia-level-1-2-award-certificate-j807-j817/

 

www.codecademy.com

www.w3schools.com

https://revisecomputerscience.com/

Possible areas of future Studies

Computer Science

  • A Level Computer Science

 

Creative iMedia

  • Cambridge Technical (IT / Media)
  • GCE (Media Studies / ICT)
  • Apprenticeships 

Possible future careers

Computer Science

  • Computer Programming
  • Software Engineering
  • App Development
  • Cyber Security
  • Network Management

 

Creative iMedia

  • Website design / Development
  • Film / television
  • Animation