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Computer Science

INTRODUCTION

 

 

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 Year 7, 8 & 9 Curriculum

Learners are introduced to Computer Science alongside their timetabled ICT lessons.  There are several Computer Science links made at appropriate stages in Year 7, 8 and 9 that introduces key computing learning concepts allowing learners to make an informed subject choice when selecting their options for Year 10 and 11.

 

Examples of topics covered;

  • Programming Fundamentals (Python)
  • Problem solving 
  • Algorithms
  • Hardware & Software
  • Ethics & Technology
  • System Security
  • Binary & Images
  • Binary & Sound
  • Binary & Characters

 

Lunch time club; Computing – Robot Wars. Come along and learn how to program within the  robots to be controlled to battle each other in the arena!

Learners can program in 2 languages using the block editor (Drag and Drop) or  Python Edtior (Text based). Learners can create their own projects at home by visiting; https://microbit.org/code/

 

How we assess in Year 7:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Overview 

No assessment completed, Computer Science topics take place during "ICT lessons".

 

The ICT department proudly deliver ICT, Computer Science & Business studies. KS3 time is split to allow students a taste of these subjects.

7.4 Introduction to Computer Science

  • Learners will be introduced to Computer Science.
  • Learners will develop their ability to problem solve and learn how technology works in the modern world.
  • Learners will develop their skills in creating their own algorithm, discuss ethical decisions that Artificial Intelligence will have to make in modern technology.
  • Learners will examine the internal components of a computer and core software needed for the computer to operate
  • Learners will using problem solving based skills to crack the network hackers code to unlock the school network
  • Learners will successfully convert binary to denary.
  • Learners will complete a test based assessment testing their knowledge and application of skills learnt from prior learning.

No assessment completed, Computer Science topics take place during "ICT lessons".

 

The ICT department proudly deliver ICT, Computer Science & Business studies. KS3 time is split to allow students a taste of these subjects.

Content

No assessment completed, Computer Science topics take place during "ICT lessons".

 

The ICT department proudly deliver ICT, Computer Science & Business studies. KS3 time is split to allow students a taste of these subjects.

7.4 Introduction to Computer Science

  • Problem solving 
  • Algorithms
  • Hardware & Software
  • Ethics & Technology
  • System Security
  • Binary & Images
  • Binary & Sound
  • Binary & Characters

No assessment completed, Computer Science topics take place during "ICT lessons".

 

The ICT department proudly deliver ICT, Computer Science & Business studies. KS3 time is split to allow students a taste of these subjects.

 

How we assess in Year 9:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Overview 

9.2 Python Programming

  • Learners will be introduced to Python Programming.
  • Learners will develop their ability to problem solve and apply Python code across multiple lesson based scenarios.
  • Learners will develop their skills in creating their own programs in Python and will be encouraged to apply to their own projects.
  • Learners will complete a project based assessment testing their knowledge and application of skills learnt from prior learning.

No assessment completed, Computer Science topics take place during "ICT lessons".

 

The ICT department proudly deliver ICT, Computer Science & Business studies. KS3 time is split to allow students a taste of these subjects.

No assessment completed, Computer Science topics take place during "ICT lessons".

 

The ICT department proudly deliver ICT, Computer Science & Business studies. KS3 time is split to allow students a taste of these subjects.

Content

9.2 Python Programming

  • Sequence, Selection & Iteration
  • Data Structures (Variables & Constants)
  • Data Types
  • Maintainability (Comments & Indents)
  • Random Function
  • Time Function
  • Input & Output Data
  • While Loops

No assessment completed, Computer Science topics take place during "ICT lessons".

 

The ICT department proudly deliver ICT, Computer Science & Business studies. KS3 time is split to allow students a taste of these subjects.

No assessment completed, Computer Science topics take place during "ICT lessons".

 

The ICT department proudly deliver ICT, Computer Science & Business studies. KS3 time is split to allow students a taste of these subjects.

 

How can parents help?

  • Encourage your child to revise for key assessments
  • Encourage your child to attend Computer Science run Clubs at lunch
  • Encourage your to complete all homework assignments for  ICT/Computer Science lessons.
  • Encourage your child to create their own projects with guidance provided for projects by visiting this link; https://microbit.org/code/

 

Year 10 and 11 Curriculum

Name of the course and board: OCR Computer Science (9-1) - J277

Method of external assessment: 100% Exam (2 Exams)

Exam Paper 1 (1 hour 30 Minutes) – 50%

  • Hardware & Software
  • Binary
  • Computer networks
  • System Security
  • Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental impacts of digital technology

 

Exam Paper 2 (1 hour 30 Minutes) – 50%

  • Algorithms
  • Programming fundamentals
  • Defensive Design & Testing

 

What we study:  As part of your study of Computer Science, students will be awarded with a GCSE of Grade 9-1 from a range of exciting topics assessed over 2 exam papers from the OCR examining board.

Our commitment to ALL students completing Computer Science is to provide personalised learning checklists with revision cards mapped to all content to help support you through your journey of the course! As well as this, we provide engaging revision sessions such as escape room challenges with prizes and plenty of opportunity to apply your knowledge to exam questions!

How we assess in Y10:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Overview 

Unit 1: 1.1 System Architecture 1.5 System Software

 

Unit 2: 1.2 Memory & Storage

Unit 3: 1.3 Networks & Topologies, Wired & Wireless Networks, Protocols & Layers 

Unit 4: 1.4 Network Security & 1.6 Ethical, Legal, Cultural & Environmental Impacts Of Digital Technology

Content

Unit 1:

  • L1 Architecture of the CPU
  • L2 CPU Performance
  • L3 Embedded Systems
  • L4 Primary Memory
  • L5 Secondary Storage
  • L6 Operating Systems

  • L7 Utility Software

  • L8 Open Source & Proprietary Software

 

Unit 2:

  • L1 Units, Binary, Denary
  • L2 Hexadecimal
  • L3 Binary Shifts & Addition
  • L4 Characters
  • L5 Images
  • L6 Sound
  • L7 Compression

Unit 3: 

  • L1  Types of Networks
  • L2 Network Performance
  • L3 Network Hardware
  • L4 Client-Server & P2P & Topologies
  • L5 DNS
  • L6 Hosting / Cloud
  • L7 Modes of Connection Encryption

  • L8 Protocols

  • L9 Layers

Unit 4: 

  • L1 Forms of Attack
  • L2 Prevention Methods
  • L3 Ethics & Legal
  • L4 Cultural & Privacy
  • L5 Environmental
  • L6 Data Protection
  • L7 Computer Misuse

  • L8 Copyright, Designs & Patent Act

 

How we assess in Y11:

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Overview 

Unit 5: 

2.1 – Algorithms

 

Unit 6: 

2.2 – Programming fundamentals

Unit 7: 2.3 – Producing robust programs, 2.4 – Boolean logic & 2.5 – Programming languages and Integrated Development Environments
  • Revision & Exam Preparation Papers. 

 

  • External Official - OCR Computer Science (9-1) - J277  Paper 1 & Paper 2 Examinations.
Content

Unit 5: 

 L1 Abstraction / Decomposition

  • L2 Inputs & Outputs
  • L3 Structure Diagrams
  • L4 Pseudo
  • L5 Pseudo
  • L6 Flow Charts
  • L7 Flow Charts
  • L8 Trace Tables
  • L9 Search Algorithms
  • L10 Sort Algorithms

Unit 6: 

  • L1 Data Structures

  • L2 Programming Constructs

  • L3 Arithmetic & Boolean Operators

  • L4 Data Types

  • L5 String Manipulation

  • L7 File Handling

  • L8 Arrays

  • L9 Random & Sub Programs

  • L10 SQL

Unit 7:

L1 Defensive design considerations

L2 Input validation

L3 Maintainability

L4 Testing + Test Data

L5 Syntax & Logical Errors

L6 Characteristics and purpose of different levels of programming language

L7 IDE's

L8 Logic Gates + Truth Tables

 

 

 

 

How can parents help?

  • Encourage your child to revise for key assessments using revision cards, revision guides & revision videos provided.
  • Encourage your child to attend Computer Science Intervention/Revision Sessions.
  • Encourage your to complete all homework assignments for Computer Science lessons.