ICT

 Year 10 ICT

Course title: Information and Communication Technology        Exam board: Edexcel           Specification code: 2IT01
How will students be assessed?
Students will be assessed in the following ways:

Unit 1 – Living in a digital world – External examination (40% of the grade)

Unit 2 – Using digital tools – Internally assessed controlled assessment (60% of the grade)

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks)                Students will work through their controlled assessment (unit 2) during the whole of year 10. The controlled assessment is 40 GLH

17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (7 weeks) Continue to work on controlled assessment.
3 (7 weeks) Continue to work on controlled assessment.

9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Continue to work on controlled assessment.

3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (5 weeks) Continue to work on controlled assessment.

27th April Parents’ Evening

6 (7 weeks) Continue to work on controlled assessment.

Week commencing 19th June: Year 10 exam week

26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

2017-18

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks)           The key topics for this term will be:

  • Personal and digital devices
  • Connectivity
2 (7 weeks) The key topics for this term will be:

  • Connectivity
  • Operating online
3 (7 weeks) The key topics for this term will be:

  • Online goods and services
4 (6 weeks) The key topics for this term will be:

  • Online communities
5 (5 weeks) The key topics for this term will be:

  • ICT issues

Year 11 ICT

Course title:  Information and Communication Technology Exam board:  Edexcel Specification code: 2IT01
How will students be assessed?
Students will be assessed in the following ways:

Unit 1 – Living in a digital world – External examination (40% of the grade)

Unit 2 – Using digital tools – Internally assessed controlled assessment (60% of the grade) – This work has been completed in year 10.

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks)                     The key topics for this term will be:

Personal and digital devices
Mobile phones, Personal computers (portable, desktop) , Cameras and camcorders,  Games consoles , Home entertainment systems,  Media players,  Navigation aids.

Connectivity
Digital communications

– device to device (cable, wireless)

– broadcast (TV, radio, GPS)

17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (7 weeks) The key topics for this term will be:

Connectivity
Digital data

– information

– communication (email, voice, video)

– applications (gaming, peripheral connections)

Operating online

Worldwide web
Identification and authentication
Online accounts
Personal spaces
Profiling (public and private)
Data protection
Mock Exams commence 9th December until 16th December

3 (7 weeks) The key topics for this term will be:

Online goods and services
Online ‘shops’/physical goods
Booking systems for travel, leisure and entertainment
Banking and other financial services
Education and training
Gaming

News and other information services
Auctions
‘On demand’/streaming entertainment services

9th January data collection (mock grade, PEG and ATL)

16th February Parents Evening

4 (6 weeks) The key topics for this term will be:

Online communities
Software as a service
Software download
Data storage
Search engines

20th March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (5 weeks) The key topics for this term will be:

ICT issues
Security
Privacy
Health and safety
Legal and ethical
Environmental

Year 12 IT 2016/2017

Course title: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology Exam board: EDEXCEL Specification code: 601/7575/8
How will students be assessed?
Unit 1: Exam (33.33%)
Unit 2: Externally assessed controlled coursework (25%)
Unit 3: Internally assessed coursework (25%)
Unit 5/6: Internally assessed coursework (16.67%)
Half term Key content
Teacher 1 (MST) Teacher 2 (JPN)
1  (7 weeks)

Monday 5th Sept-Friday 22nd October

17th October data Year 12 collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information
A1 – Relational database management systems
A2 – Manipulating data structures and relational databases
A3 – Normalisation
Unit 3: Social Media in Business

A1 – Social media websites
A2 – Business uses of social media
A3 – Risks and issues

Assignment 1 start

2  (7 weeks)

Monday 31st October-Friday

9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

B1 – Relational database design
B2 – Design documentation
C1 – Producing a database solution
B1 – Social media planning processes
B2 – Business requirements
B3- Content planning and publishing         B4 – Developing an online community
B5 – Developing a social media policy
B6 – Reviewing and refining plansAssignment 2 Start
3    (7 weeks)

Tuesday 3rd January- Friday 17th February Mock Exams 1: Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb

C2 – Testing and refining the database solution
D1 – Database design evaluation
D2 – Evaluation of database testing
D3 – Evaluation of the database
4  (6 weeks)

Monday 27th Feb-Friday 7th April

Year 12 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)
Year 12 Parents’ Evening: 16th March

Practice assessment

(Past assessment used to prepare students for the timetabled assessment window)

C1 – Creating accounts and profiles
C2 – Content creation and publication
C3 – Implementation of online community building
C4 – Data gathering and analysis
C5 – Skills, Knowledge and behavioursFinal assignment submission & resubmission
5   (5 weeks)

Monday 24th April – Friday 26th May) Mock Exams 2: Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May

External Assessment
(Timetabled by Edexcel)
6 (7 weeks)

Monday 5th June-Friday 21st July
Data Drop/Year 12 Reports begin Monday 3rd July

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Year 13 IT

Course title: Cambridge Technical in IT          Exam board: OCR           Specification code: 05349          
How will students be assessed?
100% Coursework

Students will complete the following assignments:

  • Unit 31 Digital graphics for interactive media.
  • Unit 32 Computer game design.
  • Unit 43 Social media.

All assignments have equal weighing.

1 (7 weeks) Unit 31 Digital graphics for interactive media
This unit will be completed alongside unit 43.
Students will cover the following topics:

  • The theory and applications of digital graphics technology.
  • Developing ideas for digital graphics for interactive media products.
  • Creating graphics for interactive media products.
Unit 43 – Social media

This unit will be completed alongside unit 31.
Students will cover the following topics:

  • The concept of social media.
  • Understanding how social media is used in the business environment.
  • The benefits of social media for business organisations.
2 (7 weeks)
3 (7 weeks) Unit 32 computer game design
Students will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the principles of game design.
  • Generating ideas for a game concept.
  • Preparing game design documentation.
  • Presenting a game design concept to stakeholders.
4 (6 weeks)
5 (5 weeks) Work will be externally moderated during this term.