Computing & ICT

 

Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

 

 

 

  7

 

 

E Safety & Cyber Crime

E Safety and Cybercrime module is designed to allow students to become responsible ‘digital citizens’ in the 21st Century. Within the topic students will learn about the dangers of the internet, responsible use of social media and tools to combat hacking and scams. 

Kodu Game Lab  

Is a virtual programme language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to allow students to plan and build their own programmable worlds.

 

Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets gives students the understanding of meaningful data, how to represent data in other forms such as graphs and charts. Student will also improve their numeracy skills and be able to calculate data using formulas. 

BBC Micro:Bit

A pocket-sized computer that is designed to allow students to programme their own code, create games and be masters in computing.

 

History of Computing  

This module looks into the world’s first computer, how computers were created, the most influential people including the grandfather of computing ‘Alan Turing’ whose efforts were invaluable during WW2.

Website Development

Website Development allows students to plan out and design their own individual website. Students need to create content for webpages and then be able to link them using navigation tools. Once built, students within groups are then able to peer review their sites.

 

 

 8

 

 

Lego Education  

Lego Education makes school science and computing come to life through hands-on tasks, real world projects and fun activities from design to coding, engineering and technology. 

Computer Networks  

Computer Network is designed to give students an understanding of how a network is able to be joined together. Lessons explore different types of networks including wireless and wired and LAN (Local Area Network) and WAN (Wide Area Network)

Fake News

Mainstream news can often be confusing for students growing up. This module is designed to allow students to decipher real news from fake as well as studying trusted news sources.

Databases  

Databases give students an understanding of how data is stored by a wide variety of organisations including Police, NHS, and government. Students will create their own databases, link a database in a relationship, create forms and run queries. 

E Safety & Cyber Crime  

E Safety and Cybercrime module is designed to allow students to become responsible ‘digital citizens’ in the 21st Century. Within the topic, students will learn about the dangers of the internet, responsible use of social media and tools to combat hacking and scams.

Multi Media Project

The end of year multimedia project gives students the chance to create their own business, create a company logo, business cards, ICT adjustments for staff with disabilities and build and design their own office plan. 

 

Subject: Preparation for Adulthood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Employment

This module looks at employment and gives students a chance to look a careers and what they would want to do when they leave secondary education. Students are encouraged to create an account through ‘U Explore’ Careers and guidance website which is filled with information and support. Students will also look at completing application forms and CV writing.

 

Independent Living

This gives students a chance to understand about managing budgets when it comes to living independently when earning a wage, paying utilities, mortgages.

Friends, Relationships &

Communities  

Communities in the 21st century are ever changing. It is important for students to understand about positive relationships and respecting others in the community regardless of sex, sexual orientation race, background, religion and or any other beliefs

Good Health

This module is designed to look into staying healthy through exercise and healthy eating, as well as promoting positive mental health.

 

Subject: ICT

 

 

 

 

10/11

 

 

Module 1 – Computer Basics 

Computer Basics is designed to give students an understanding of how a computer works, this includes parts of a computer, the monitor, keyboard, mouse and printers.

Module 2 – Internet Basics

Internet basics is all about how the how the internet works, what an Internet Service Provider is and how to get the best information from the internet.

 Qualification:

Entry Level 3 (Digital Skills Award)

 

Module 3 – Social Networking 

This module is designed to allow students to get the best out of ‘social networking’ how to stay safe when using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Module 4 – Digital Music 

Digital Music is designed to allow students to understand how music can be produced using a computer, how files can be downloaded onto media devices such as MP3 / MP4’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10/11

 

 

 

Module 1 – MS PowerPoint

This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to demonstrating competence in using presentation software. Work with presentations and save them in different file formats, locally or in the cloud. Use available help resources to enhance productivity and

understand different presentation.

Module 2 – MS Word

This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the ability to use word processing

Applications to create everyday documents. Additionally, students will be able to learn how to insert tables, pictures and drawn objects into documents and adjust document page settings and check and correct spelling before printing

Qualification:

ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) Extra

Level 1 & Level 2

Module 3 – MS Word  

This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to understanding the concept of spreadsheets and using a spreadsheet to produce accurate work outputs. Students will also learn how to edit rows and columns in a worksheet. They will also be able to create mathematical and logical formulas using standard spreadsheet functions, use good practice in formula creation and recognize error values in formulas.

 

 

Module 4 – Improving Productivity 

This module encompasses module 1-3 of the course and is designed to allow students to put the skills they have learnt in a final course project. This module produces an overall grade for the qualification.

 

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