Year 7 ICT

Unit Title Brief Overview Of Unit
Web awareness How do I stay safe online? What precautions do I need to take?
Extreme sports How do I develop a suitable spreadsheet model using Microsoft Excel?
Murder most horrid How do I design and develop a database using Microsoft Access?
Kodu How do I program objects to explore and interact with a virtual world?
Useful Resources / Links Childnet
Kodu Game Lab
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Year 8 ICT

Unit Title Brief Overview Of Unit
Networking How are computers connected in a network? What are the different types of networks?
Understanding Computers What devices is it made up of?
Web Development What are the basics of HTML? How can I use it to create a website?
Scratch How do you use a visual programme to program your interactive stories; games and animations?
Useful Resources / Links Scratch
BBC Bitesize
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Year 9 ICT

Unit Title Brief Overview Of Unit
Algorithms How do I create a basic algorithm to solve a problem?
Introduction to Python How can I create an interactive scripting language?
KS4 Sample Projects Students will undertake some sample projects to help them with the various KS4 courses available.
BCS Level 1 award in E-safety What are the potential risks associated with being online?
Useful Resources / Links BCS E-Safety

GCSE Computer Science

GCSE Computer Science – Pearson (Years 10 & 11)

Exam Information Component 1 (Written Exam) Principals of Computer Science – 40%
Component 2 (Written Exam) Application of Computational Thinking – 40%
Component 3 (Non examined assessment) Project – 20%
Course Overview The skills and knowledge developed through this qualification help students to:

  • understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation
  • analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs
  • think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically understand the components that make up digital systems
  • understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society
  • apply mathematical skills relevant to computer science.
Useful Resources / Links Pearson Exam Information
Hodder Dynamic Learning Resources


GCSE ICT – Pearson (Year 11)

Exam Information Unit 1 Controlled Assessment (60%)
Unit 2 Examination (40%)
Course Overview Students of GCSE in ICT will learn about current and emerging digital technology and its impact on our lives, working with a range of tools and techniques and exploring interactive digital products such as websites, computer games and databases.
Useful Resources / Links Pearson Exam Information
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CiDA - Level 2

Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA Level 2) – Pearson (Year 10)

Exam Information Unit 1: Developing Web Products – 25%
Unit 2: Creative Multimedia – 75% Controlled Assessment
Course Overview This qualification is aimed at creative learners with a passion for digital applications.

Students will be provided the opportunity to create a range of digital products using a range of different software tools such as website design, animation and video editing.

Useful Resources / Links Pearson Exam Information
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For more information please contact Mr A Steadman at that Academy on 01384 253 722