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Wade Deacon High School

Wade Deacon Trust

ICT

Curriculum Overview.

 

Progress report information.

 

Every student at Wade Deacon studies Computing as it is a core subject in the National Curriculum. Computing is taught in a purpose built Computing rooms which is fully equipped with state of the art Computing equipment and supported by a team of technicians who are available to support students with their learning.

 

In Year 7 students are divided into sets based on their literacy ability. In Years 8 and 9 students are divided into sets depending on their performance in the subject during the previous academic year. These sets are reviewed each half of term with students’ placements within them being carefully reconsidered. Movement between sets occurs as the need arises. In Years 10 and 11 students are divided into sets based on their performance the previous year.

 

Students in Years 7 have two Computing lessons every two weeks, Year 8 students have three Computing lessons every two weeks and students in Year 9-11 have 5 every two weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Overview

 

Year 7 Computing

 

Autumn Term

 

  • E-Safety
  • Digital Literacy

 

Spring Term

 

  • Computer Science/ ICT
  • Computer Science/ ICT

 

Summer Term

 

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science

 

Year 8 Computing

 

Autumn Term

 

  • E-Safety/ Digital Literacy
  •  Computing/ Digital Literacy

Spring Term

 

  • Computer Science/ ICT
  • Computer Science/ ICT

Summer Term

 

  • Computing
  • Computing

 

 

Year 9- ICT

 

Autumn Term

 

  • Computer Systems
  • Communication

Spring Term

 

  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases

 

Summer Term

 

  • Laws in ICT
  • Unit 2 Prep

 

Year 9- OCR Computing

 

Autumn Term

 

  • Entry Level Computing: Hardware, Software and Logic
  • Entry Level Computing: Hardware, Software and Logic

 

Spring Term

 

  • Controlled Assessment : Trends in Computing
  • Controlled Assessment : Python

 

Summer Term

 

  • Introduction to computer programming
  • Introduction to computer programming

 

 

Year 10- OCR Computing

 

Autumn Term

 

  • Controlled Assessment: A453 Programming project preparation / A451 exam on Computer Systems and Programming
  • Controlled Assessment: A453 Programming project preparation / A451 exam on Computer Systems and Programming

 

Spring Term

 

  • Controlled Assessment: A453 Programming project/ A451 exam on Computer Systems and Programming
  • Controlled Assessment: A453 Practical Investigation / A451 exam on Computer Systems and Programming

 

Summer Term

 

  • Controlled Assessment: A453 Practical Investigation / A451 exam on Computer Systems and Programming
  • Controlled Assessment: A452 Practical Investigation preparation / A451 exam on Computer Systems and Programming

 

 

Year 10- AQA G.C.S.E ICT

 

Autumn Term

 

  • Unit 2 Applying ICT / Unit 1 exam on Systems and Applications in ICT

 

Spring Term

 

  • Unit 3 Practical Problem Solving in ICT / Unit 1 exam on Systems and Applications in ICT/ Unit 1 exam on Systems and Applications in ICT

Summer Term

 

  • Unit 3 Practical Problem Solving in ICT / Unit 1 exam on Systems and Applications in ICT/ Unit 1 exam on Systems and Applications in ICT

 

 

Year 10- ICT Cambridge Nationals

 

Autumn Term

 

  • Controlled Assessment : Creating an interactive product using multimedia components
  • Controlled Assessment : Creating an interactive product using multimedia components

 

Spring Term

 

  • Controlled Assessment : Creating a digital image
  • Controlled Assessment : Creating a digital image

 

Summer Term

 

  • Controlled Assessment : Using ICT to create business solutions
  • Controlled Assessment : Using ICT to create business solutions

 

 

Year 11- AQA G.C.S.E ICT

 

Autumn Term

 

  • Unit 2 Applying ICT / Unit 1 exam on Systems and Applications in ICT

 

Spring Term

 

  • Unit 2 Applying ICT / Unit 1 exam on Systems and Applications in ICT

 

Summer Term

 

  • Unit 1 exam on Systems and Applications in ICT

 

 

Year 11- OCR Computing

 

Autumn Term

 

  • A452 – Controlled Assessment Task

Spring Term

 

  • A452/A451 – Exam preparation

Summer Term

 

  • A451 - Exam preparation

 

 

Reporting

 

Foundation

 

During years 7 and 8 students will study Computing with a focus on Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy. Each strand will be assessed separately and at each P2S reporting round students will be given a level based on the strand they have studied so far. At the end of year 7 students will be given a level based on progress made so far across the three strands. At the end of year 8 students will be given a level based on their progress on all three stands over the two years.

 

Year 7

 

P2S2: During this round students have studied Digital Literacy. Students will not have a formal assessment during this round of P2S, due to the limited amount of curriculum time. The opportunity to improve their current grade will be provided during P2S3.

 

Year 8

 

P2S2: During this round students have studied Computer Programming focusing on their skills used in Scratch. Students will be given a level based on their progress in this strand. For this strand students will be expected to be working at their MEG.

 

Year 9

 

ICT:

 

P2S2: During this round students have studied theory for the unit 1 exam on understanding Computer Systems in ICT and completed controlled assessment coursework on: Creating an interactive product using multimedia components. Students have been assessed using extended learning, Cambridge Nationals unit 1 past papers and controlled assessment coursework outcomes completed to date.  The assessments are marked using the marking criteria provided by the exam board and are graded A*-G. At this stage students would be expected to be working at two grades below their Year 9 MEG and three levels below their end of Year 11 MEG.

 

Computing:

 

P2S2: During this round students have studied theory for the Entry Level Computing: hardware, software and logic. Students have been assessed using extended learning and end of unit assessments. The assessments are marked using the marking criteria provided by the exam board and are graded A*-G. At this stage students would be expected to be working at their Year 9 MEG.

 

Year 10

 

ICT Cambridge Nationals:

 

P2S2: During this round students have studied theory for the unit 1 exam on understanding Computer Systems in ICT and completed controlled assessment coursework on: Creating an interactive product using multimedia components. Students have been assessed using extended learning, Cambridge Nationals unit 1 past papers and controlled assessment coursework outcomes completed to date.  The assessments are marked using the marking criteria provided by the Cambridge Nationals exam board and are graded Distinction*-Fail. At this stage students would be expected to be working at three grades below their end of Year 11 MEG.

 

Computing:

 

P2S2: During this round students have studied theory for the unit 1 exam on the Fundamentals of the Computer System and in preparation for the controlled assessment task used a range of programming languages. Students have been assessed using extended learning and end of unit assessments. The assessments are marked using the marking criteria provided by the exam board and are graded A*-G. At this stage students would be expected to be working at three grades below their end of Year 11 MEG.

 

Year 10

 

ICT AQA:

 

P2S2: During this round students have studied theory for the unit 1 exam on Systems and Applications in ICT and completed controlled assessment tasks for Unit 2 Unit 2 Applying ICT.  Students have been assessed using extended learning, GCSE unit 1 past papers and controlled assessment that they have completed to date.  The assessments are marked using the marking criteria provided by the AQA exam board and are graded A*-G. At this stage students would be expected to be working at three levels below their end of Year 11 MEG.

 

ICT Cambridge Nationals:

 

P2S2: During this round students have studied theory for the unit 1 exam on understanding Computer Systems in ICT and completed controlled assessment coursework on: Creating an interactive product using multimedia components. Students have been assessed using extended learning, Cambridge Nationals unit 1 past papers and controlled assessment coursework outcomes completed to date.  The assessments are marked using the marking criteria provided by the Cambridge Nationals exam board and are graded Distinction*-Fail. At this stage students would be expected to be working at three below their end of Year 11 MEG.

 

Year 11

 

ICT AQA:

 

P2S2: During this round students have studied theory for the unit 1 exam on Systems and Applications in ICT and completed controlled assessment tasks for Unit 3 Practical Problem Solving in ICT.  Students have been assessed using extended learning, GCSE unit 1 past papers and controlled assessment that they have completed to date.  The assessments are marked using the marking criteria provided by the AQA exam board and are graded A*-G. At this stage students would be expected to be working at two levels below their end of Year 11 MEG.

 

ICT Cambridge Nationals:

 

P2S2: During this round students have studied theory for the unit 1 exam on understanding Computer Systems in ICT and completed controlled assessment coursework on: Creating an interactive product using multimedia components and creating a digital image. Students have been assessed using extended learning, Cambridge Nationals unit 1 past papers and controlled assessment coursework outcomes completed to date.  The assessments are marked using the marking criteria provided by the Cambridge Nationals exam board and are graded Distinction*-Fail. At this stage students would be expected to be working at two grades below their end of Year 11 MEG.

 

Computing:

 

P2S2: During this round students have studied theory for the A451 (exam unit) on the Fundamentals of Computer Systems and have had the opportunity to complete A453 and are currently working on A452. Students have been assessed using their controlled assessment grade to date and their mock examination. The assessments are marked using the marking criteria provided by the exam board and are graded A*-G. At this stage students would be expected to be working at two grades below their end of Year 11 MEG.

Leader of Faculty

Mrs L.Healey

KS4 Leader

Ms D.O'Neill

Foundation Leader

Ms S.Lappin

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