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Meadowhead School

Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust

ICT

Our Vision

The vision for the department is to provide a balanced and informed curriculum across all key stages in the school. The aim is for the students to be active and engaged users and creators in the emerging digital economy. The curriculum is designed to allow students to have access to both computer Science and Information Technology and make informed choices on how they pursue the subjects as they continue their learning journey through the school.

A high-quality computing education equips students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. Information Technology ensures that students become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace.

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Key stage 3 (7-9)

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Term 1

Digital Literacy

 

Digital Literacy

Databases

Spreadsheets

IMedia

Investigate user interface design for individuals and organisations.

Use project planning techniques to plan and design a user interface

Assessment

End of Unit test

End of Unit test

Unit project marked

Term 2:

Computer Science

Scratch

Flowol

Computer Science

Python

Game Maker

 

Develop and review a user interface.

 

Computer Science

Computer Science Theory

 

 Assessment

End of Unit test

End of Unit test

Unit project marked

Term 3:

Creativity

E-Safety

Comic Creation

Website

Animation

 

Practical Programming

 

Key stage 4 (10-11) Creative IMedia

 

Year 10

Year 11

Term 1

R082 – Started in Y9 - Recap

L01 - Understanding the purpose and properties of digital graphics

L02 + L03 - Using your planning create a digital graphic following the client brief

L04 - Review the created graphic

 

R081 – External Exam

L01 - Understanding the purpose and content of pre-production documents. 

L02 - Be able to plan pre-production documents

L03 - Be able to review plan pre-production

L04 - Evaluate your own or others work and identify areas for improvement.

Four learning objectives to complete during the exam.

Assessment

R082 Unit marking

External Exam January

Term 2:

R085

L01 - Understanding the properties and features of multipage websites

L02 - Using a brief set by a client plan a new multipage website.  This will include the following planning documents

 

R084

L01 - Understand comics and their creation

L02 - Using a brief set by a client plan a new multipage comic. 

 

Assessment  

R085 Unit marking

R084 Unit marking

Term 3:

R085

L03 - Using your planning create a comic following the client brief

L04 - Review the created graphic

L03 - Using your plan create a comic following the client brief

L04 - Review the created graphic

 

Assessment

R085 Unit marking

R084 Unit marking

Key stage 5 (12-13)

 

Year 12

Year 13

Term 1

Unit 3 – Using social media in business

Assignment 1 

Explore the impact of social media on the ways in which businesses promote their products and services

Assignment 2

Develop a plan to use social media in a business to meet requirements

 

 

Unit 1 – External Exam January

knowledge and understanding of information technology terms.

Select and use information technologies and procedures to explore likely outcomes and find solutions to problems in context

Analyse and evaluate information, technologies and procedures in order to recommend and justify solutions to IT problems

Make connections between the application of technologies, procedures, outcomes and solutions to resolve IT problems

 

 Assessment  

Internal unit assessed – Unit 3

External Exam -  January

Term 2:

Unit 3 – Using social media in business

Assignment 2

Implement the use of social media in a business

 

Unit 6 – Websites

Assignment 1

Understand the principles of website development

Design a website to meet client Requirements

Develop a website to meet client requirements

Compare the principles of website design

Evaluate the design and optimised website against client requirements. 

Assessment

Internal unit assessed – Unit 3

Internal unit assessed – Unit 6

Term 3:

Unit 2 – External Exam

Demonstrate knowledge of database development terminology, standards, concepts and processes

Create a Database

Test the Database

Evaluate the database you have created

 

Unit 6 - Websites

Assignment 2

Compare the principles of website design used in two websites, including their suitability for the intended audience and intended purpose.

 

Assessment

External Exam Unit 2-  May

Internal unit assessed – Unit 6

Useful websites

http://www.teach-ict.com/  
http://www.knowitallninja.com/

Extra-curricular / enrichment

  • Computing Club
  • Homework Club
  • KS4 Coursework club