ICT

Year 10 IT (imedia)

Course title:  

Cambridge National Certificate in Creative imedia

Exam board:  OCR Specification code: J817
How will students be assessed?
The OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia consists of two mandatory units and two optional units.

There is one externally set examination and three internally set assignments. The three internally set assignments are all externally moderated by the exam board. One unit is started in year 9.

All units are worth 25% of the final mark. All units must be passed in order to achieve a grade.

 

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) R081: Pre-production skills

Learning Outcome 1: Understand the purpose and content of pre-production

Learners will be taught:

the purpose and uses for:

  • mood boards (e.g. ideas and concepts for a new creative media product development, assisting the generation of ideas)
  • mind maps/spider diagrams (e.g. to show development routes and options for an idea, or component parts and resources needed for a creative media product) visualisation diagrams (e.g. for still images and graphics)
  • storyboards (e.g. for use with video, animation)
  • scripts (e.g. for a video production, voiceover, comic book or computer game) • the content of:
    mood boards
    mind maps/spider diagrams
    visualisation diagrams, i.e.:

o   images
o   graphics
o   logos
o   text

  • storyboards, i.e.:

o   number of scenes
o   scene content
o   timings
o   camera shots (e.g. close up, mid, long)
o   camera angles (e.g. over the shoulder, low angle, aerial)
o   camera movement (e.g. pan, tilt, zoom or using a track and dolly)
o   lighting (e.g. types, direction)
o   sound (e.g. dialogue, sound effects, ambient sound, music)
o   locations (e.g. indoor studio or other room, outdoor)
o   camera type i.e. – still camera – video camera – virtual camera (e.g. for animations, 3D modelling or computer games)

  • scripts, i.e.:

o   set or location for the scene
o   direction (e.g. what happens in the scene, interaction)
o   shot type
o   camera movement
o   sounds (e.g. for actions or events)
o   characters
o   dialogue (e.g. intonation, loudness, emotion)
o   formatting and layout.

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Learning Outcome 2: Be able to plan pre-production

Learners will be taught how to:

  • interpret client requirements for pre-production (e.g. purpose, theme, style, genre, content) based on a specific brief (e.g. by client discussion, reviewing a written brief, script or specification)
  • identify timescales for production based on target audience and end user requirements
  • how to conduct and analyse research for a creative digital media product, i.e.:

o   using primary sources
o   using secondary sources

  • produce a work plan and production schedule to include:

o   tasks
o   activities
o   work flow
o   timescales
o   resources
o   milestones
o   contingencies.

Learners will be taught:

  •  the importance of identifying the target audience and how they can be categorised, i.e.:

o   gender
o   age
o   ethnicity
o   income
o   location
o   accessibility

  • the hardware, techniques and software used for:

o   digitising paper-based documents
o   creating electronic pre-production documents

  •  the health and safety considerations when creating digital media products (e.g. use of risk assessments, location recces, safe working practices)
  • legislation regarding any assets to be sourced, i.e.:

o   copyright
o   trademarks
o   intellectual property

  • how legislation applies to creative media production, i.e.:

o   data protection
o   privacy
o   defamation
o   certification and classification
o   use of copyrighted material and intellectual property.

3 (5 weeks) Learning Outcome 3: Be able to produce pre-production documents

Learners will be taught how to:

  • create a:

o   mood board
o   mind map/spider diagram
o   visualisation diagram or sketch
o   storyboard

  • analyse a script (e.g. scenes/locations, characters, resources and equipment needed).

Learners will be taught:

  • the properties and limitations of file formats for still images
  • the properties and limitations of file formats for audio
  • the properties and limitations of file formats for moving images, i.e.:

o   video
o   animation

  • suitable naming conventions (e.g. version control, organisational requirements).

Learners will be taught how to:

  • identify appropriate file formats needed to produce:

o   pre-production documents
o   final products in line with client requirements.

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks) Learning Outcome 4: Be able to review pre-production documents

 Learners will be taught how to:

  • review a pre-production document (e.g. for format, style, clarity, suitability of content for the client and target audience)
  • identify areas for improvement in a pre-production document (e.g. colour schemes, content, additional scenes).

 19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) Examination preparation and Revision

 19 April Parents’ Evening

6 (7 weeks) Start internally assessed assignment.

Unit: TBC

 Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week

12 July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

 Year 11 Information and Communication Technology

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)

 25 September Reports Open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 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

 14 December – 20 December  Mock Exams

3 (5 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

 9 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

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

 Online communities

  • Software as a service
  • Software download
  • Data storage
  • Search engines

 22 Feb Parents’ Evening

1 March Parents’ Evening

5 (6 weeks) The key topics for this term will be:

 ICT issues

  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Health and safety
  • Legal and ethical
  • Environmental

 23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

 Year 12 Information Technology

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
1 (7 weeks) Teacher 1 Mr Teasdale

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information.

A1 – Relational database management systems.
A2 – Manipulating data structures and relational databases.
A3 – Normalisation.

Teacher 2 Mr Nesbitt

Unit 3: Social Media in Business

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

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Teacher 1 Mr Teasdale

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information.

B1 – Relational database design.
B2 – Design documentation.
C1 – Producing a database solution.

 Teacher 2 Mr Nesbitt

Unit 3: Social Media in Business

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 plans. 

3 (5 weeks) Teacher 1 Mr Teasdale

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information.

C2 – Testing and refining the database solution.
D1 – Database design evaluation.
D2 – Evaluation of database testing.
D3 – Evaluation of the database.

Teacher 2 Mr Nesbitt

Unit 3: Social Media in Business

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 behaviours.

 1 Feb  Mock Exams

4 (6 weeks) Teacher 1 Mr Teasdale

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information.

Practice assessment

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

Teacher 2 Mr Nesbitt

Unit 3: Social Media in Business

Final assignment submission & resubmission

 26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

8  March Parents’ Evening

5 (6 weeks) Teacher 1 Mr Teasdale

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information.

External Assessment

 (Timetabled by Edexcel)

 Teacher 2 Mr Nesbitt

Unit 3: Social Media in Business

Final assignment submission & resubmission

 11 June Reports Open

27 June – 3 July Exam Week

9 July data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

6 (7 weeks)  Start Unit 1 – Information Technology systems

 

Year 13 Information Technology

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%) – completed in year 12.

Unit 3: Internally assessed coursework (25%) – completed in year 12.

Unit 5/6: Internally assessed coursework (16.67%)

 

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Unit 1: Information Technology Systems

A Digital devices in IT systems

A1 Digital devices, their functions and use
A2 Peripheral devices and media
A3 Computer software in an IT system
A4 Emerging technologies
A5 Choosing IT systems

B Transmitting data

B1 Connectivity
B2 Networks
B3 Issues relating to transmission of data

C Operating online

C1 Online systems
C2 Online communities

 18 September UCAS Data Drop

9 October- Reports open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) D Protecting data and information

D1 Threats to data, information and systems
D2 Protecting data

E Impact of IT systems

E1 Online services
E2 Impact on organisations
E3 Using and manipulating data

F Issues

F1 Moral and ethical issues
F2 Legal issues

 12 December Parent’s Evening

3 (5 weeks) Unit 5: Data Modelling

Learning aim A: Investigate data modelling and how it can be used in the decision-making process

A1 Stages in the decision-making process
A2 Spreadsheet features used to support data modelling
A3 Using data modelling to consider alternatives
A4 Evaluating models
A5 Documenting and justifying decisions

Learning aim B: Design a data model to meet client requirements

B1 Functional specification
B2 Spreadsheet model design
B3 Reviewing and refining data model designs

Learning aim C: Develop a data model to meet client requirements

C1 Developing a data model solution
C2 Testing the data model solution
C3 Reviewing and refining the data model solution
C4 Skills, knowledge and behaviours

 1 Feb- 5 Feb Mock exams

4 (6 weeks) Assignment completion

 26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) Assignment completion

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)