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ICT & Computing

ICT KS3 Curriculum Topics

 

Autumn Term
1

Autumn Term
2

Spring Term
 1

Spring Term
2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2 

Year
7

Introductory Unit - Passwords, emails, searching, copyright and plagiarism, computer systems and hardware.

E Safety - Cyberbullying, digital footprint, social media, netiquette and reporting concerns.

Spreadsheets - Basic functions and formulas, formatting and representing data.

Cryptology and Flowol. Sequence and shapes.

Block based programming on Scratch.

Text based programming on Python.

Year
8

HTML - input, output and processing.

Web Authoring in Dreamweaver.

Text based programming - Python. Logic, binary and boolean.

Animation in Fireworks.

Spreadsheets - Advanced functions and formulas, formatting and representing data.

Database flat files - interrogation, forms, multiple criteria queries, data types and mail merge.

Year
9

Photo editing in Photoshop.

Coding and data representation.

Database - relational

Text based programming - Python. Searching and sorting.

Integrated project planning. Including mind maps, gantt charts, system life cycles.

Integrated project practical.

 

iMedia KS4 Curriculum Topics

 

Autumn
Term 1

Autumn
Term 2

Spring
Term 1

Spring
Term 2

Summer
Term 1

Summer
Term 2

Year
10

R082 
Creating Digital Graphics - How and why digital graphics are used. 

Types of digital graphics and their file formats. Properties including resolution and compression. Ability to interpret client requirements and identify target audiences. Work plans, project planning and resource creating. Along with copyright and legislation. Photoshop skills including sourcing, creating and exporting digital graphics.

R082 
Creating Digital Graphics

Reviewing digital graphics against a specific brief and identifying areas of improvement. Followed by practical examination worth 25% of final grade.

R081 
Pre-production Skills - purpose and use of mood boards, mind maps, visualisation diagrams, storyboards and scripts. 

Ability to interpret client briefs and identify time scales based on specific briefs. Conducting and analysing research, work plans and production schedules. Importance of identifying target audiences and how they can be categorised.

R081 
Pre-production Skills - Hardware and software. 

Health and safety and legislation, to include data protection, privacy, certification, copyright, intellectual property. Properties and limitations of file formats, naming conventions.

R081 
Pre-production Skills - reviewing pre-production documents, including suitability, content, format and style. 

Identify areas for improvements. External assessment written exam.

R082 
Creating Digital Graphics

Completion of examination work

Year
11

R087 
Creating Interactive Multimedia Products - Identifying interactive multimedia products (IMP), their uses and purposes. 

Key elements for IMP design, hardware, software and peripherals. Types and limitations of connections, bandwidth and data transfer. File formats supported by different platforms. The ability to interpret client requirements based on a specific brief. Planning structure and features of IMPs including non-linear navigation and GUI. Creating test plans for use during production. 

R087 
Creating Interactive Multimedia Products - Sourcing, creating and repurposing assets for IMPs. 

Setting up interaction and playback controls. Use of version control. Exporting IMPs. Reviewing IMPs against a specific brief and identifying areas for improvement and further development. Followed by practical examination worth 25% of final grade

R085 
Creating Multi Page Websites

Understand purpose and component features of multi page websites, devices used to access web pages and methods of internet connection - to include wired, LANs, HSDPA, LTE, 5G etc. Interpreting client requirements, work plans, planning to include site maps and identifying and preparing assets for use on webpages. Legislation.

R085 
Creating Multi Page Websites 

Creating a multi page website, using web authoring software (Dreamweaver) including folder structures, importing assets and navigation systems. Reviewing multi page websites against a specific brief and identifying areas of improvement and development. Followed by practical examination worth 25% of final grade.

R085 and R087

completion of any outstanding practical exam work.

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