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Langley Grammar School

Langley Grammar School

Computing and ICT

Years 7-9

During Years 7-9 the following topics are taught.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

ICT and Computing

  1. Introduction to the school’s ICT system, focusing on email and Sapientia, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
  2. ‘About Me’; using presentation and simple block programming software.
  3. E-safety leaflets and podcasts using publishing and sound editing software.
  4. Modelling using spreadsheet software.
  5. Computer system concepts
  6. Understanding algorithms through flowcharts using data harvest software.
  7. Data representation using spreadsheets and sound editing software.
  8. Problem solving using simple graphical programming software.
  9. Programming and problem solving using Microbits.
  10. iPad introduction project

ICT and Computing

  1. Document production using word processing software with a work place theme.
  2. Programming simple animations using Alice software.
  3. Mark up language project; writing web pages in HTML and CSS with a cross curricular theme.
  4. Introduction to iPads project which has a variety of cross curricular themes and utilises a range of apps to promote learning.
  5. Animation project; creating animation effects using animation software with a cross curricular theme.
  6. Theoretical unit looking at Internet issues.
  7. Web design using web authorising software.
  8. Theoretical unit on the effects of ICT and ICT applications.
  9. Creating and using databases.
  10. Programming using Swift Playground.

Cambridge IGCSE ICT

  1. Modelling using spreadsheet software.
  2. Creating flowcharts to control simulations using Crocodile software.
  3. A problem solving unit focusing on computational thinking.
  4. Writing programs to control the navigation of RoboMind.
  5. Turtle graphics: Writing programs to create graphical designs using code based on Pascal.
  6. Creating and using databases.
  7. App building and design project using an app creation tool.
  8. Theoretical unit looking at the internet and networks.
  9. Programming using Swift Playground.
  10. Programming using Pascal to solve problems.

 

 

GCSE

Students studying Computer Science at GCSE follow the AQA specification. During the course the following topics are covered.

Year 10 Year 11
  1. Computational thinking and problem solving
  2. Fundamentals of algorithms
  3. Programming part 1
  4. Computer systems hardware and software
  5. Programming part 2
  6. Fundamentals of data representation
  7. Programming languages
  1. Non-exam assessment
  2. Computer networks
  3. Cyber security
  4. Ethical, legal and environmental impacts

For more detailed information on the course content and assessment please refer to the examination board website: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/computer-science-and-it/gcse/computer-science-8520

 

A Level

Students studying Computer Science at A Level follow the AQA specification. During the course the following topics are covered.

Year 12 Year 13
  1. Fundamentals of programming
  2. Fundamentals of data structures
  3. Systematic approach to problem solving
  4. Theory of computation
  5. Fundamentals of data representation
  6. Fundamentals of computer systems
  7. Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
  8. Consequences of uses of computing
  9. Fundamentals of communications and networking
  1. Fundamentals of programming
  2. Fundamentals of data structures
  3. Systematic approach to problem solving
  4. Theory of computation
  5. Fundamentals of data representation
  6. Fundamentals of computer systems
  7. Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
  8. Consequences of uses of computing
  9. Fundamentals of communications and networking
  10. Fundamentals of algorithms
  11. Fundamentals of databases
  12. Big Data
  13. Fundamentals of functional programming
  14. Systematic approach to problem solving
  15. Non-exam assessment (individual programming project)

For more detailed information on the course content and assessment please refer to the examination board website: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/computer-science-and-it/as-and-a-level

 

Additional resources

Students may find the following links and/or resources useful to further their studies of this subject:

https://langleygrammarschool.sharepoint.com/Dialecticus/KS3Comp/SitePages/Home.aspx

https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/login?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z8mtsbk