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ICT and Computing

ICT & Computing (CIDA and Functional Skills): Aims/Philosophy

Information Communication Technology and Computing are the fastest growing, sustainable sectors of the economy. The ICT and computing department aims to enable students to capitalise on this growth and to develop a love for computing, programming and network concepts.

Key Stage 3

Data handling/ Animation

 

Esafety/Multimedia

 

Photo editing/Email

 

Sound/DTP

 

Intro to cli programming/Mutlimedia

 

Office skills/Games Creation

 

Assessment: Online test end of every term.

 

 Key Stage 4 

Course   breakdown:     Board: Edexcel

25% exam, 75% coursework                          Digital Applications (CIDA) 

 

 

 
 

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn 1

Databases/Programming

Databases/Programming

Autumn 2

Functionalskills/Spreadsheets

Functional Skills/Course work practice

Spring 1

Computer Hardware/ Computer Networks

Coursework/ Web creation

Spring 2

Greenfoot  games programming/ Course work practice

Algorithms/Binary/Hex/Logic

Summer 1

  Computer Hardware/ Computer Networks

Exam Revision

Summer 2

VBA/ /Spreadsheets

Exam Revision

 Alternative courses at KS4 (Meadway 2 only in 2018/19):

Functional Skills Level 1, 

 

Functional Skills Level 2

 

At Level 1, learners would be expected to:

At Level 2, learners would be expected to:

 

  • identify the ICT requirements needed to solve a straightforward task and apply their knowledge and understanding to produce an appropriate solution (complexity)
  • apply their knowledge and skills within a non-routine but familiar  context (familiarity)
  • apply a range of techniques in a number of applications to produce an appropriate outcome (technical demand)
  • solve problems that are essentially instructor/ tutor guided, demonstrating the confidence to make informed choices and knowing when to seek guidance (independence)

 

 

  • analyse multi-step tasks and separate the components, identifying the relevant ICT requirements and applying their knowledge and understanding to produce an appropriate solution (complexity)
  • apply their knowledge, skills and understanding within non-routine and non-familiar contexts (familiarity)
  • demonstrate the application of a wide range of techniques across several applications to produce an appropriate outcome (technical demand)
  • solve problems independently, overcoming challenges to produce successful outcomes (independence

 

Objectives: Students  will learn how to:

  • customise computer settings to increase their own efficiency
  • manage information storage
  • manage storage areas
  • work safely and securely
  • find and select reliable information appropriate for purpose and audience
  • manage and acknowledge information selected for use in own work
  • structure and present data in a table
  • search structured data
  • present information to meet requirements
  • validate data
  • select and apply appropriate formats
  • carry out calculations with relative and absolute references
  • work with conditions
  • display numerical data in graphical form
  • select and format text to meet requirements
  • display information in a table
  • format and integrate images to meet requirements
  • identify features of effective publications
  • plan a publication
  • plan and carry out the production of a paper-based publication
  • apply a mark scheme
  • plan and carry out the production of a screen-based publication
  • apply a mark scheme
  • use email effectively and appropriately
  • use ICT to collaborate

Assessment: A single 2-hour examination for each Level, 50 marks in total, carried out on PC or Laptop in school.

Staff

Emanuel Tomking (Keystage 3), Adam Justice-Mills (Functional Skills ICT)

 

  • 58b Chandos Avenue
    Whetstone
    N20 9DX

    0208 446 1533

  • Pavilion
    110 Meadway
    Barnet
    EN5 5JX

    0208 359 5240

  • The Pavilion - Church Farm
    Church Hill Rd,
    East Barnet,
    London EN4 8XE

    0203 890 8474

  • Galaxy Ward,
    Barnet General Hospital,
    Wellhouse Lane, Barnet,
    EN5 3DJ

    0208 216 5208