IT and Computing

IT and computing are disciplines very much like history, science or maths: students develop an understanding of a variety of practical and analytical techniques and learn to apply them in a manner suitable for the professional world. As well as being taught how to programme, handle data and create their own websites, students will be provided with key knowledge about the IT industry, learning to communicate effectively, understanding the important role that IT has in supporting business activity in the Digital Age.

IT BTEC L2-L3

KEY STAGE 4

YEAR 10

  • Half Term 1: Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Half Term 2: Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Half Term 3: Database Design
  • Half Term 4: Database Design
  • Half Term 5: Communicating in the IT Industry
  • Half Term 6: Communicating in the IT Industry

YEAR 11

  • Half Term 1: Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Half Term 2: Database Design
  • Half Term 3: Database design
  • Half Term 4: Communicating in the IT Industry
  • Half Term 5: Working in the IT Industry
  • Half Term 6: Working in the IT Industry

SIXTH FORM

YEAR 12

  • Half Term 1: Computer Systems. E-Commerce
  • Half Term 2: Event Driven Programming. Communication and Employability Skills in the IT Industry
  • Half Term 3: Digital Graphics. Information Systems
  • Half Term 4: Website Production. Procedural Programming
  • Half Term 5: Supporting Business Activity. Object Orientated Programming
  • Half Term 6: Supporting Business Activity. Computer Network

YEAR 13

  • Half Term 1: Systems security ,Supporting business
  • Half Term 2: Gaming platforms, Supporting business
  • Half Term 3: Software development, Computer animation
  • Half Term 4: Project planning with IT, Impact of IT on business systems
  • Half Term 5: Database design, Spreadsheet modelling
  • Half Term 6: Website production, Game development

COMPUTING

KEY STAGE 4

YEAR 10

  • Half Term 1: 2.1.1 Fundamentals of Computer systems. 2.1.7 Programming (A452 controlled assessment)
  • Half Term 2: 2.1.2 Computing hardware. 2.1.7 Programming (A452 controlled assessment)
  • Half Term 3: 2.1.3 Software. 2.1.7 Programming (A453 controlled assessment)
  • Half Term 4: 2.1.4 Data representation. 2.1.7 Programming (A453 controlled assessment)
  • Half Term 5: 2.1.5 Databases. 2.1.7 Programming (A453 controlled assessment)
  • Half Term 6: 2.1.6 Networks. 2.1.7 Programming (A453 controlled assessment)

YEAR 11

  • Half Term 1: Revision. 2.1.6 Networks. 2.1.7 Programming. Programming (A452 controlled assessment)
  • Half Term 2: Revision. 2.1.4 Data representation. 2.1.7 Programming. Programming (A452 controlled assessment)
  • Half Term 3: Revision. 2.1.5 Databases. 2.1.7 Programming. Programming (A453 controlled assessment)
  • Half Term 4: Revision. 2.1.2 Computing hardware. 2.1.7 Programming. Programming (A453 controlled assessment)
  • Half Term 5: Revision. 2.1.1 Fundamentals of Computer systems. 2.1.7 Programming. Programming (A453 controlled assessment)
  • Half Term 6: Revision. 2.1.3 Software. 2.1.7 Programming. Programming (A453 controlled assessment)

GCSE ICT

YEAR 10

  • Half Term 1: Computer systems, OS, Using computer system
  • Half Term 2: I/O devices, Storage, Communications and networking
  • Half Term 3: Systems life cycle, Applications software
  • Half Term 4: Systems life cycle, Applications software
  • Half Term 5: Systems life cycle, Applications software
  • Half Term 6: Using the Web, Applications software

YEAR 11

  • Half Term 1: Data logging and control
  • Half Term 2: Implications of ICT for society
  • Half Term 3: Using ICT responsibly
  • Half Term 4: Collaborative working
  • Half Term 5: Revision
  • Half Term 6: Revision

BTEC FIRST CERTIFICATE ICT

YEAR 10

  • Half Term 1: The Online world, Digital Portfolio
  • Half Term 2: The Online world, Digital Portfolio
  • Half Term 3: The Online world, Digital Portfolio
  • Half Term 4: Technology systems, Digital Portfolio
  • Half Term 5: Technology systems, Digital portfolio
  • Half Term 6: Digital Audio, Digital Portfolio

YEAR 11

  • Half Term 1: Digital Animation, Digital Portfolio
  • Half Term 2: Digital Graphics, Digital Portfolio
  • Half Term 3: Digital Video, Digital Portfolio
  • Half Term 4: Mobile apps, Digital Portfolio
  • Half Term 5: Mobile apps, Digital Portfolio
  • Half Term 6: Mobile apps, Digital Portfolio