ICT and Computing KS3

 INTRODUCTION

We live in a world of ‘technological change’. In most jobs we now use some form of ICT, from using laptops and iPads to using input devices and sensors to set alarms. The knowledge, skills and understanding delivered in ICT will help you in all your other subjects too. Computing equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

 

Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems using a range of software. ICT and Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology. The national curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

 

  can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation

 

  can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems

 

  can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems

 

 are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

WHAT TOPICS WILL I STUDY DURING THE COURSE?

 

 

 

KS3

Computing

Digital Literacy and Information Technology

Year 7

E-Safety

Databases

Hardware and Software

Networking

Scratch

Logo

 

Film Making

Website creation

Using the Internet

Databases

Year 8

Boolean Logic

Control

HTML

Micro-bits

Touch Developer

Python

 

Advertising Materials

Film Creation

Databases

Year 9

Computing Theory

Binary Logic

Python

App Inventor

 

Video

Animation

 

WHAT SKILLS WILL I USE AND DEVELOP?

In this area of study students will learn to become;

·         Resilient

·         Resourceful

·         Responsible

·         Resourceful

·         Respectful

 

They will also learn how to;

–      Work independently to find effective solutions,

–      Be creative with sequences of instructions and digitally,

–      Work Collaboratively,

–      Evaluate effectively,

–      We aim to equip students with the skills to analysis a situation and creative an effective solution.

WHAT EXAMINATIONS WILL I TAKE?

Students will take an end of year exam to assess their overall knowledge.

HOW WILL MY WORK BE ASSESSED?

Students create different elements of work throughout each unit of work highlighted above. Students will complete 3 or 4 assessed pieces of work. This allows us to get a better overall picture of how students are progressing in the different units of work.

HOW WILL THE COURSE HELP ME WITH MY FUTURE CAREER?

Computer Network Professionals

Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security

ICT Business and Systems Analysts

ICT Sales Assistants

ICT Sales Professionals

ICT Support Technicians

ICT Support and Test Engineers

ICT Trainers

 

WHO SHOULD I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?

Mrs C Hinds-Taylor