Curriculum Content

Year 7

·         Using ICT

·         Programming skills – scratch

·         Programming skills – python

·         Image editing

·         Computer Science Theory

·         Game programming

Year 8

·         Modelling and animation

·         Networks and Web design

·         Game Programming

·         Flowcharts and Logic

·         Python Programming

·         Scratch Programming

Year 9

·         Graphics editing

·         Computer Science Theory

·         Mobile Apps

·         Virtual reality

·         Microbits, Robots and Programming

·         iDEA Award

Year 10

GCSE Computer Science

Unit 1
Systems Architecture • Memory • Storage • Wired and wireless networks • Network topologies, protocols and layers • System security • System software • Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

Unit 2
Algorithms • Programming techniques • Producing robust programs • Computational logic • Translators and facilities of languages • Data representation

·         Imedia

·         Pre-production

·         Creating Digital images

·         Creating a multipage website

Year 11

GCSE Computer Science

Unit 1
Systems Architecture • Memory • Storage • Wired and wireless networks • Network topologies, protocols and layers • System security • System software • Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

Unit 2
Algorithms • Programming techniques • Producing robust programs • Computational logic • Translators and facilities of languages • Data representation

·         Imedia

·         Creating a multipage website

·         Creating a digital game

·         Resubmissions

Curriculum Approach

The KS3 Computing curriculum is in line with the National Curriculum and prepares pupils for taking either or both of the KS4 courses of Computer Science or Imedia

Phase of Education Specific Requirements

Courses available to pupils at key stage 4, including GCSEs:

  • GCSE Computer Science
  • Cambridge Nationals in Creative Imedia

Find Out More

To find out more about the independent tasks for KS3, please refer to the Realsmart portfolios. Here you will also find more details about end of unit assessments and the criteria that we use to assess student progress.

Alternatively, please contact the head of department or your child’s class teacher.

GCSE Computer Science Specification https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/225975-specification-accredited-gcse-computer-science-j276.pdf

Imedia specification https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/115888-specification.pdf

Future Careers

Computer Science and Imedia are subjects which are well thought of by colleges and universities and can lead to many, different careers including:

Applications developer, CAD technician, Cyber security analyst, Data analyst, Database administrator, Forensic computer analyst, Game designer, Games developer, Information systems manager, IT consultant, Machine learning engineer, Multimedia programmer, Penetration tester, SEO specialist, Software engineer, Systems analyst, VFX artist, Web designer, Web developer, Digital copywriter, IT sales professional, IT trainer, Nanotechnologist, Network engineer, Social media manager, Supply chain manager, Web content manager, Aerospace and defence, Financial services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications.

These subjects compliment most career paths as nearly every career sector relies on technology, so even if you are thinking of a career in health care, law or finance their will be relevant topics within Computer Science and Imedia.

 

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