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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

 

Y7

Y8

Y9

1 - Using Computers Safely, Effectively, Responsibly (UCSER)
5 lessons + 1 Assessment + 1 Re-teach
DL 9a/b

1 - Hardware / Software
5 lessons + 1 Assessment + 1 Re-teach
CS 5/6a

1 - Computer Crime & Cyber Security (CCCS)
5 lessons + 1 Assessment + 1 Re-teach
DL 9a/9b

2 - Understanding Computers
5 lessons + 1 Assessment + 1 Re-teach
CS 4b/5/6a/6b

2 - Computational Thinking / Logic Gates
2 lessons + 1 Assessment + 1 Re-teach
CS 4a/4b/6a

2 - Data / Data Representation
5 lessons + 1 Assessment + 1 Re-teach
CS 4b/6a/6b

3 - Office Skills
5 lessons + 1 Assessment + 1 Re-teach
CS 3b; IT 8

3 - Communications & Networks
5 lessons + assessment + XMAS
CS 5; DL 9a/9b

ONE-OFF: Communications & Networks Advanced
2 lessons
CS5

4 - Flowol
5 lessons + 1 Assessment + 1 Re-teach
CS 1/2a/2b/3a/3c/4a/5

4 - Introduction to Python
5 lessons + 1 Assessment + 1 Re-teach
CS 1/2a/2b/3a/3b/3c

3 - Python
5 lessons + 1 Assessment + 1 Re-teach
CS 1/2a/2b/3a/3b/3c/4a

5 - Sound Manipulation
4 lessons + 1 Assessment + 1 Re-teach
CS 4b/5/6b; IT 8

5 - Digital Artefacts (Graphics)
CS 6b; IT 8
6 - AI
5 lessons + 1 Assessment + 1 Re-teach
CS 5; DL 9a

4 - Graphics
IT 7/8; DL 9a

5 - Animation
IT 7/8

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

 

Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia Level 1/2 – J807, J817

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

 

September - December

January - July

Year 10

R082 (Mandatory coursework: Digital Graphics)

R087 (Coursework: Interactive Multimedia Products)

Year 11

R081 (Mandatory External Exam: Pre-Production Documents) (Exam Jan and June)

R085 (Coursework: Creating a multipage website)



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