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COMPUTER STUDIES

Year 7

Term One: Getting set up and ready to use the school network and resources. Baseline Assessment to assess the skills students have learnt in primary school/at home. Newsletter task

Term Two: Assessment point 1. Types of technologies. The Internet: Timeline and its impact on society.

Term Three:  CD Sleeve project, questionnaire research, internet research, Image editing skills, use of a template, experimenting with text orientation, using self and peer assessment to help improve work.

Term Four: Continue with CD Sleeve Project. Online Safety

Term Five: Multimedia Presentation of work

Term Six: Adobe Flash Animation.

 

Year 8

Term One: Plan and create an interactive quiz using Visual Basic code (Microsoft’s own language) Learn how to use variables, learn about user inputs and outputs, learning about a range of data types and types of errors in programming.

Term Two: Assessment point 1.  Peer and self-assess the interactive quiz, refine and improve. Types of technologies. The internet: how it works and was it the difference between the WWW and Internet? Ethical, legal and environmental impacts on wider society, including issues of privacy.  

Term Three: Party Planner spreadsheet. Formatting and use of formulae.

Term Four: Online Safety News reports – Podcast

Term Five: Flowcharts and Algorithms

Term Six: Create an Application in AppInventor

 

Year 9 (Year 1 of 3 year GCSE Course)

Term One: Learn to code via block coding. Convert binary to denary (decimal) and vice versa. Learn hands on practical programming skills, how to use data types and variables, how to store data, ask for a user input, output on screen. Error handling and types of errors. High and low level programing languages. Cloud storage.

Term Two: Assessment point 1.   Number bases, converting between number bases, units of information. Binary arithmetic and character encoding. ASC11 and Unicode

Term Three: Subroutines, procedures, functions. Different ways to test code and types of test data. Software development cycles

Term Four: Data compression- Huffman’s code

Term Five: Hardware and software. Systems architecture – The CPU and memory

Term Six: Networks, Different types, topologies and protocols.

Computer Science specification:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/computer-science-and-it/gcse/computer-science-8520

 

Year 10 (Year 1 of 2 year GCSE Course)

Term One: Learn how to convert binary, denary and hexadecimal.  Learn about computational thinking. Learn hands on practical programming skills, how to use data types, variables, store data, ask for a user input and how to output on screen. Learn how to handle errors and learn about the types of errors you will experience when coding.  The difference between high and low level programming languages. Cloud storage. The fetch execute cycle. Wired Vs Wireless.

Term Two: Assessment point 1. Binary Arithmetic. Wearable Technologies. Using ‘Flowgorithm’ to produce detailed flowcharts with source code. Subroutines, functions and procedures.

Term Three: Programming in Python, input/output, string handling, data types, relational, Boolean and arithmetic operators, the random module, data structures. Robust and secure programming.

Term Four: Social engineering and cyber security Logic Gates. Data compression: Huffman’s Code.

Term Five: Representing sound and images. The CPU. Trace Tables. Ethical, legal and environmental impacts on wider society, including issues of privacy. 

Term Six: Efficiency of algorithms, searching algorithms and sorting algorithms

Computer Science specification:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/computer-science-and-it/gcse/computer-science-8520

 

Year 11

Term One: Non Exam Assessment preparation and controlled hours. Set up report and produce planning Section.

Term Two: Theory Revision for assessment point 1. Assessment point 1. Non Exam Assessment preparation and controlled hours. Implementation Section, Testing and Refining.

Term Three: Revision and Practice Papers

Term Four: Revision and Practice Papers

Term 5: Revision and Practice Papers

Computer Science specification:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/computer-science-and-it/gcse/computer-science-8520