Subject: ICT Head of Department: Ms K Shah

Autumn Term (term 1 and 2) Y7

Term 1 students will be learning about E-Safety. With e-safety, students will understand about cyberbullying, how to be safe online. In term 2, students will be learning Kodu. Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games.

Spring Term (term 3 and 4) Y7

Term 3, students will be doing Mobile App. Students will be using AppShed. This is an online app-creation tool where students design, create and publish mobile apps. In term 4 will be Computer hardware, where students will understand the physical parts or components of a computer.

Summer Term (term 5 and 6) Y7

Term 5 will be Spreadsheets, where students will have data which needs to be arranged in rows and columns of grids and can be manipulated and used in calculations. In term 6 will be about computer aided design. This is where students design an architecture either in 2D or 3D.
Autumn Term (term 1 and 2) Y8

Term 1 will be about creating a website. Students will be using Dreamweaver. Term 2 will be Database and Spreadsheet. Database is a collection of information where students have to organise so that it can easily be accessed, managed and updated. Students will be learning advance features in spreadsheet, which are conditional formatting, macros and advance formulas.

Spring Term (term 3 and 4) Y8

In term 3 will be Scratch. Scratch is a programming language, where students design and create a game. In term 4, students will be using Flash. Flash is used to create vector graphics – based animation programs.  

Summer Term (term 5 and 6) Y8

They will be learning on Enterprises. Students will have a project and they will be working in groups. They will be learning and applying all the skills used in year 7 and 8 and producing a product at the end and presenting it.  

How we assess students:

Step 1-9   What do the codes mean- ARE Age related expectation

Step 9 M+ Mastery in all areas consolidated

Step 8 M Mastery in all area secure

Step 7 C+ Consolidated in this areas working towards mastery

Step 6 C Consolidation in this area

Step 5 S Secure in this area

Step 4 W Working towards

Step 3 N+ Not yet meeting ARE  

Step 2 N Working below ARE

Step 1 N- Working well below ARE

How homework is set (please see Discovery homework timetable on our website for details ):

Students have project work for two terms. Which are terms 3 and 5. Other terms will mark and assessed every 3 weeks.

How parents/carers can support their child:

There are resources on Teach ICT website

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