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Year 9 Computer Science – ICT

Course title: Exam board: Specification code:
How will students be assessed?
Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) Working safely and securely

 Middle school transition test (binary/denary/hexadecimal conversions and binary addition)

 Python Programming Introduction:

  •         Variables
  •         Printing
  •         Inputs
  •         Arithmetic operators
  •         Data structures
  •        Looping
  •        Selection
2 (7 weeks) Students will start a project on designing a multipage website.

 Topic 1: Understanding properties and features of multipage websites

Before creating the multipage website, students will need to investigate the properties and features of existing multipage websites. They will also investigate the devices and methods used to view webpages.

3 (6 weeks) Topic 2: Planning the multipage website

Students will need to organise their time and resources so that they can plan the creation of their multipage website. They will need to decide on a suitable house style and take into consideration any external restrictions on what they can use or produce.

4 (6 weeks) Topic 3: Creating your multipage website

Students will need to produce a multipage website using a range of assets, tools and techniques to ensure that it is suitable for the client and the target audience.

5 (5 weeks)
6 (7 weeks) Topic 4: Checking and reviewing your multipage website

After the multipage website has been produced, the students will need to consider whether they have met all the requirements of the initial brief. They will also need to review the overall quality of the multipage website and identify any improvements that could be made.

 

 

Year 10 Computer Science

Course title: Computer Science Exam board: OCR Specification code: J276
How will students be assessed?
Unit 1: Computer Systems
Written exam, 40%Unit 2: Computational Thinking, Algorithms & Programming
Written exam, 40%Programming Project
Non-Exam Assessment, 20%

 

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) Algorithms
Programming Techniques 
2 (7 weeks) Algorithms
Programming Techniques
3 (6 weeks) Producing Robust Programs
Computational Logic
4 (6 weeks) Producing Robust Programs
Computational Logic
5 (5 weeks) Translators and Facilities of Languages
Data Representation
System Architecture 
6 (7 weeks) Translators and Facilities of Languages
Data Representation
System Architecture 

 

 

Year 11 Computer Science

Course title: Computer Science Exam board: OCR Specification code: J276
How will students be assessed?
 Unit 1: Computer Systems
Written exam, 40%Unit 2: Computational Thinking, Algorithms & Programming
Written exam, 40%

Programming Project
Non-Exam Assessment, 20%

 

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) Unit J276/01 – Computer systems hardware

Preparation for Controlled Assessment – Recapping programming principles learned during year 10.

2        (7 weeks)  J276 NEA (20 hours) Programming project
3 (6 weeks) Unit J276/01 – Computer systems software

Unit J276/01 – Networks

4 (6 weeks) Unit J276/01 – Systems security

Unit J276/01 – Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

Unit J276/01 –  Mock exam

5 (5 weeks) Unit J276/02 – Revision