Information Technology

Objectives:

To demonstrate IT skills by completing a project and through the development of a range of digital products to meet the specifications of the task. E.g. organising a school prom.

To demonstrate knowledge of living safely, securely and effectively in a digital world.

Year

Year 10

Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Unit 2: Using Digital Tools

Unit 2: Using Digital Tools

Unit 2: Using Digital Tools

Unit 2: Using Digital Tools

Unit 1: living in a Digital World

Time

14 weeks

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8 weeks

9 weeks

7 weeks

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Activity 1 Research and Information Gathering

Gathering Information: How to create a sources table

Working with databases, adding new records, deleting records, searching/queries. Running reports

Creating digital Posters

Designing Logos

How to give good feedback

Activity 2 Modelling

A simple spreadsheet model

Working with formulae, v-lookups, dropdowns, If-statements

Developing more complex models

Creating charts and graphs

Presenting the information clearly

Testing your model

Activity 3 Digital Publishing

Creating a user controlled product/website/podcast

How to create professional storyboards

How to create good designs with comments on important design decisions

Creating pages in DW

Adding images/text/video

Linking pages

Activity 4 Evaluating Outcome

Writing an evaluation

Organising your ideas

Using specialist terms

How to make evaluative comments about their own performance

Personal Digital Devices

Digital devices

Input/Output devices

connectivity

Mobile Phones

Personal Computers

Cameras

Media Players

Games Consoles

Satelite navigation

Connectivity

Home Networks

Combining technologies

Bandwidth and latency

Wi-fi and mobile broadband

Peer to peer networks

Communication protocols

Security risks in a network

Operating Online

The Internet

Security measures

Personal spaces

Information MIS use

Preventing misuse

Legislation

Copyright


Year

Year 11

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

Unit

Unit 1: living in a Digital World

CW2

 

 

Time

13 weeks

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Online goods and services

Online shopping / auctions / education / news / banking / gaming / entertainment

Transactional data

Internet advertising

Payment systems

Consumer protection

Applications software

Commercial response to Saas

Storage/Local, online

Search engines

Online Communities

What are they

Online workspaces and VLEs

Social Networks

Usergenerated reference sites

Social bookmarking sites

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Unit 2

Responding to feedback

Issues

Security / Privacy issues

Monitoring movements and communications

Health and Safety

The impact of networks

Legislation relating to the use of ICT

Unequal access to iCT

Sustainability issues

The technology update from Edexcel

Adding final touches to coursework

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