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Computing & IT

Why study Computer Science?

The most important aspect of computer science is problem solving, an essential skill for life. Students study aspects of Computer Science and IT where they will design, develop and analyse software and hardware used to solve problems in a range of contexts.

Computing KS3

YR7 Computer Science

Cycle 1

1-UCSER (Using computers safely, effectively and responsibly)

 

        File management

        Social Networking

        Keeping data safe

        Using email

        Searching the web

2-Office skills

        Word Processing

        Letters & logos

        Spreadsheet skills

        Spreadsheet modelling

Assessment

Cycle 2

3- Understanding computers

        Elements of a computer

        The CPU, RAM and ROM

        Understanding Binary

        Binary addition

        Storage devices

4-Flowol (control systems)

        Algorithms

        Sequencing

        Sensors

        Subroutines

        Actuators

Assessment

Cycle 3

5- Sound manipulation

        Digitising sound

        Jobs in the sound industry

        Listening and planning

        Creating an advert

        Exporting and file types

6-Interactive Multimedia Project

        Client brief & planning

        Master slide

        Assets (images/sound/text/house style)

        Interactivity

        Embed sound & export

Assessment

 

 

 

 

 

YR8 Computer Science

Cycle 1

1-      Hardware & software

        Hardware devices

        CPU

        Memory

        Storage

        Operating systems (OS)

2a-Computational thinking & Logic gates

        Logical thinking

        Logic gates

        Logic gates & Truth tables

2b – Office Skills

        Mail Merge

        Mail merge task

Assessment

Cycle 2

3-Communications and Networks

        The Internet and WWW

        Web Browsers & Search engines

        Domain names, IP addresses and packets

        Digital footprint

        Acceptable online behaviour

4-Python programming

        Strings and things

        Numbers and arithmetic

        Selection

        Concatenation

        Computational thinking

Assessment

Cycle 3

5-Graphics

        Vector graphics

        Bitmap graphics

        Conveying meaning

        Resources

        Adding text

6-Artificial Intelligence (AI)

        What is AI

        Machine learning

        Ethics of AI

        Image recognition

        Turing tests and chatbots

        Rate my review

Assessment

 

YR9 Computer Science

Cycle 1

1-CCCS (Computer Crime and Cyber Security)

        Email scams

        Computer misuse

        Protecting personal data

        Copyright

        Health & Safety

2-Data Representation

        Binary recap

        Binary addition & Binary Shifts

        Images in a computer

        Sound in a computer

        Processing data/CPU

Assessment

Cycle 2

3a-Communications and Networks

        Data & Networks

        Data and the Internet

        Hour of code

3b-Python

        Basics recap

        Programs

        Loops

        Iteration (loops)

        Algorithms

        Hour of Code

Assessment

Cycle 3

4-Graphics

        Digital graphics and purpose

        Design & Layout

        File types and formats

        Legislation

        Practical

5-Animation

        Frame by frame

        Motion Tweening

        Text and buttons

        Adding sound effects

        Export/embed into a different piece of software

Assessment

Computing KS4

Computer Science (9-1) – J277

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse/computer-science-j277-from-2020/

 

Learning Cycle 1

Learning Cycle 2

Learning Cycle 3

Year 10

Unit 1.2 Memory and Storage

Unit 2.1 Algorithms


Unit 2.2 Programming Fundamentals


Unit 2.4 Boolean Logic

Unit 2.2 Programming Fundamentals


Practical Programming Skills

Unit 1.1 Systems Architecture


Unit 1.2 Memory and Storage


Unit 1.3 Computer networks, connections and protocols


Practical Programming Skills

Year 11

Unit 1.4 Network Security


Unit 1.5 Systems Software


Unit 1.6 Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental impacts of digital technology 


Unit 2.3 Producing robust programs


Unit 2.5 Programming languages and Integrated Development Environments 

Practical Programming Skills Revision


Unit 2.1 Algorithms


Searching and Sorting Practical Programming Skills

Mock Exams + Theory Revision

 

KS4 – Imedia J807

Only YR11 left and they will be doing:-

R081 (external) – Mandatory Unit (25%) R087 (Interactive Multimedia Product) – 25%
September to Christmas (Exam January 9th 1hr 15 mins)

Coursework unit: Jan 2023 to Easter 

Deadline Easter 2023

R081: Retake option (June 2023)


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

 

KS4 – OCR Creative iMedia J834 (New Sept 2022)

This new course consists of 3 units of work, one of which is an external exam that has to be taken in the summer of YR11.

●       R093: Examination 40%

●       R094: Coursework 25%

●       R097: Coursework 35%

YR10 – September to Easter April to July

R094: Visual Identity & Digital Graphics

Mandatory coursework unit (25%)  

(submission Easter)

R097: Interactive Digital Media 

Coursework unit (35%)

YR11 – September to October half term November to May/June

R097: Interactive Digital Media

(submission October half term)

R093: Creative iMedia in the media industry External Exam R093 (40%)

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/creative-imedia-level-1-2-j834/



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