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Welcome: ICT and Computing

Welcome to the curriculum page for ICT/Computing.  The curriculum is delivered in 4 specialist rooms, supported by a Graphics suite in Technology, a Mac Suite and two PC suite in Music and mini suites in the PE and SEN departments, with Mathematics, Science, English and Technology having their own sets of Netbooks that make use of the site wide wireless network.

Departmental staff:  Ms Patel Head of ICT and Computing and Mr Mitchell

Curriculum

Year 7 – Lesson contact time is 2 hours a fortnight
The topics followed are:

  • Networks
  • Leaflets
  • Spreadsheets
  • Flowol

 

Year 8 – Lesson contact time is 2 hours a fortnight
The topics followed are:

  • Web design
  • PC Architecture
  • Scratch
  • Business Documents and Podcasting

 

Year 9 – Lesson contact time is 2 hours a fortnight
The topics followed are:

 

Year 10 – Lesson contact time is 5 hours a fortnight
The courses are

  • INGOTS L2/li>
  • GCSE ICT
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • INGOTS L1

Year 11 – Lesson contact time is 5 hours a fortnight
The courses are:

  • GCSE ICT
  • ECDL
  • INGOTS L1

Equipment / Kit

Resources

 

GCSE ICT

  • Website: SAM Learning
  • Revise Edexcel GCSE ICT Revision Guide and Revision Workbook
  • CGP GCSE OCR Computer Science for Grade 9-1 course Exam Practice Workbook

Qualifications

  • In years 10 and 11, some pupils follow the Edexcel course for GCSE ICT. This course is assessed by a 90 minute examination weighting 40% and controlled assessment weighting 60%. 
  • In year 10 and 11, some students study the Level 1 or Level 2 INGOTS course. This course is assessed by the following coursework: Drawing and Planning, Presentation, Audio, Desk Top Publishing, Word and the following external online examination Improving Productivity.
  • We have started a small group of students on the 9-1 Computer Science course in year 10. The Computer Science course is assessed by a 90 minute examination weighting 80% and controlled assessment weighting 20%.



Curriculum  – West Hill

Year 7
Lesson contact time is 1 hour per week.  The topics followed are:

  • e-Safety
  • Algorithms
  • Flowol
  • Scratch
  • Small Basic Modelling
  • Binary
  • Digital Literacy – WP & DTP

 

Year 8
Lesson contact time is 1 hour per week.  The topics followed are:

  • e-Safety
  • Computer Hardware/Software
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Advanced Scratch
  • Small Basic Modelling
  • QR Codes
  • Microbit Coding

 

Year 9
Lesson contact time is 1 hour per week.  The topics followed are:

  • e-Safety
  • Networking
  • HTML
  • Python
  • App Design
  • Digital Literacy – Spreadsheet & Database

 

Year 10
Lesson contact time is 1 hour per week.  The topics followed are:

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets

 

Year 11
Lesson contact time is 1 hour per week.  The topics followed are:

  • Multimedia Presentations
  • Improving Productivity

 

Resources
To support your son, resources are available on the school’s VLE, vle.westhillschool.co.uk. 

Qualifications

 

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