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Debenham High School

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ICT AND COMPUTING

Exam Boards: WJEC & OCR

Course: WJEC GCSE Information and Communication Technology (4330)

Course: OCR Entry Level Certificate in Computing (R353)
              
OCR GCSE Computing (J275)

Head of ICT & Computing:  Mr. E. Geronimo

 

INTRODUCTION

This school has a policy of encouraging the use of ICT in every subject of the curriculum in each year of a student’s school life here.  Computing is also taught in discrete lessons, one lesson per week in Years 7 and 8 and two lessons per week in Year 9.

 

TRIPS AND VISITS

GCSE ICT – visit to the Information Age Exhibit at the Science Museum in London and

Think Computer Science – hosted by Microsoft Research Cambridge, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 

CLUB

The Computer Club runs every Monday after school and is open to anyone wishing to learn additional computer skills and knowledge.  Activities include: working with Raspberry Pi, Scratch programming, Image manipulation using Photoshop, game making etc.

 

KEY STAGE 3

KS3 pupils follow the National Curriculum in Computing and are entered for the Entry Level Certificate in Computing in Year 9. 

Year 7

We aim to give all students a foundation of skills and understanding on which to build with one lesson per week of Computing.

Topics include:

  • Digital literacy
  • E-safety
  • Hardware and software
  • How search engines work
  • Programming
  • Representation of data
  • BBC Micro:bit 

Year 8

In Year 8, students continue to develop their programming skills and hone their creativity through web design and creating multimedia products.

Topics include:

  • Python programming
  • E-safety
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Computer networks
  • Web design
  • Multimedia

Year 9

During Year 9, students follow the OCR Entry Level Certificate in Computing course.  The students have further opportunities to write computer programs using a different programming language (Visual Basic).  The course will also help them understand the development of computer technology and the effects it has on our daily lives.

This qualification consists of the following units:

Entry Level Computing R353

Hardware, Software and Logic

24 marks (30% of qualification)

Programming

40 marks (50% of qualification)

Trends in Computing

16 marks (20% of qualification)

 They complete the year with extension work covering App creation and graphics manipulation using Adobe Photoshop.

 

KEY STAGE 4 

GCSE ICT Full Course
Welsh Joint Examination Committee 
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY 
Subject Entry Code: 4330
 

COURSE STRUCTURE

Students follow the full course in Information and Communication Technology
Coursework:                60%                 30% each of 2 tasks set by the examination board
Examinations:             40%                 Two papers with roughly equal weighting 
Time allocation:          Three 50 minute lessons per week

Unit 1 -Understanding ICT examined in June of Year 10 worth 20%

Unit 2 -Solving Problems with ICT controlled assignment in Year 10 worth 30%

Unit 3 -ICT in Organisations examined in June of Year 11 worth 20%

Unit 4 -Developing Multimedia ICT Solutions controlled assignment in Year 11 worth 30%

 

YEAR 10

YEAR 11

UNIT 1

Understanding

ICT

UNIT 2

Solving Problems with ICT

UNIT 3

ICT in Organisations

UNIT 4

Multimedia ICT Solution

· Home
entertainment

· Home and personal
communication
systems

· Data and
information

· Home business

· Organisations:
School, home, 
environment

· ICT and learning

· Staying safe

· Emerging
Technologies

1. Sample task

2. Controlled Assessment includes:

· Organisation of
folders and files

· Communicating
Information

· Spreadsheet
Modelling

· Information
Handling

· Email

· Evaluation

Design an ICT solution for an organisation to include a database, a spreadsheet, email and publicity

· Data, information
and knowledge

· Multimedia
industries

· Networks

· Social and
environmental
impact

· Human & Computer
Interfaces

· Organisations

· Safety in
organisations

· Emerging
Technologies

Controlled Assessment includes:

· Research

· Design

· Template and 
Navigation

· Graphical Images

· Animation or
Animated Movie

· Sound

· Additional 
Techniques

· Evaluation

Create a website for an organisation or business which includes images, animations and sound

Exam

Controlled assessment

Exam

Controlled assessment


GCSE Computing
Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR) 
Subject Entry Code: J275

Course Structure

Students follow the full course in Computing
Controlled Assessment:          60%     -30% each of 2 tasks set by the examination board
Examinations:                         40%     - 1 hour 30 minutes written paper (80 marks)
Time allocation: Three 50 minute lessons per week

ASSESSMENT

Unit 1 – Computer Systems and Programming exam 40%

In this unit, students study computer hardware including the processor, binary logic, memory and communication and networks.

Unit 2- Practical Investigation controlled assessment 30%

Students carry out an investigation into an area of Computer Science for example encryption or assembly language programming. Students will undertake a practical research task and then write a report on their findings.

Unit 3 – Programming Project controlled assessment 30%

In this unit students will be solving a problem by designing, coding and testing a computer program. This task will be set by the exam board and the students will use their skills to create elegant computer programs.