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Computing

COMPUTING IN YEAR 7

The following areas are covered:

  • E-Safety with Movie Maker
  • Technology in the Future with Prezi
  • Flowol – Sequencing events
  • PC Basics – What are computers really about?
  • An introduction to programming with Scratch
  • Databases and Information Handling

COMPUTING IN YEAR 8

The following areas are covered:

  • Cryptology and Code Breaking
  • Image Editing & Design
  • Web Design with Dreamweaver
  • Python programming
  • Small Basic programming
  • Spreadsheets

 COMPUTING IN YEAR 9

The following areas are covered:

  • Databases
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Python programming
  • QR Codes
  • Computational Thinking

 

 

GCSE ICT Option

 

Students can also choose the WJEC ICT course as an option subject to be completed in one year.  This course offers a unique opportunity for students to identify and solve real problems by designing information and communication systems in a wide range of contexts relating to their personal interests.

Following a course in GCSE ICT will enable learners to:

  • Become independent users of ICT
  • Acquire and apply creative and technical skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT
  • Develop ICT-based solutions to solve problems
  • Use animation, sound and movies to create a multimedia solution

 

SUMMARY OF ASSESSMENT

Unit 2: Controlled Assessment, Solving Problems with ICT 30%

Unit 4: Controlled Assessment, Developing Multimedia ICT Solutions 30%

Unit 1: Examination, Understanding ICT 20%

Unit 3: Examination, ICT in Organisations 20%

 

SMSC Website computing

In computing we are committed to supporting the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of our students.

Across both Key Stages this is addressed in a number of units covering key themes, including:

  • Awareness of audience and purpose and what is appropriate for different people.
  • Suitability of own work and design ideas.
  • Impact of digital communication on social development.
  • The importance/relevance of email—How to protect themselves.
  • Supporting each other to make games.
  • People can look different to who they really are—not everything is as it seems!
  • Awareness—Bullying—How to report it.
  • Acceptance of others—People’s perception.
  • Safe searching—Bias.