Quarrydale Departments

Computer Science

 
Staff Members

 

Head of Department A Metcalfe
Teachers

J Marshall

C Dykes


What will the subject allow me to do?

Computing will enable students to think carefully about how computer systems and software are created. Students will be able to create custom written software from scratch and be able to test it in a variety of ways. Students will learn about topics such as Logic, Data storage and how artificial intelligence is coded

Key Stage 3

Curriculum Plan

  • Year 7
Term
Topics
Assessment

1

Health and Safety, online safety, Binary code, web browsing, Game design and testing

Formal Test

2

Problems solving and algorithms, presentation skills, Python programming

Formal Test

3

Photo editing, hardware and software theory, HTML web coding

Formal Test

  • Year 8
Term
Topics
Assessment

1

Technology and the Environment, mobile devices, app development and computer attacks

Formal Test

2

Code investigation, database systems and coding an interactive presentation

Formal Test

3

AI, profit and loss, Copyright laws, web design

Formal Test

  • Year 9
Term
Topics
Assessment

1

Following instructions, graphics cards and rendering, 3D character design, software coding

Formal Test

2

Video editing and effects, HTML coding, Game design

Formal Test

3

Software theory, AI theory , AI coding, logic and circuits

Formal Test

 

Homework and support

Homework will be set via E-Praise and will comprise of a spelling test and a knowledge test. In addition to revision this will help students achieve well in their end of unit test.

Computing club is also available each week

 
Key Stage 4

Students will study a choice of OCR GCSE Computer Science.

Unit
Content
Assessment

Comp 1

Main theory for the course:

  • CPU Architecture
  • Main Memory
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • Security
  • Systems Software
  • Ethical use of Computing

50 %

 

1.5 Hour Exam

Comp 2

Practical Theory for the course:

  • Computational thinking
  • Software design
  • Robust programs
  • Logic
  • Translation Languages
  • Data and Calculations

50 %

 

1.5 Hour Exam

 

or BTEC IT

Unit
Content
Assessment

Comp 1



User interface design:

  • Interface theory
  • Designing an interface for a user
  • Creation and review of an interface



 

Practical coursework

Comp 2

Spreadsheets:

  • Data analysis
  • Patterns in data
  • Producing data switchboards
  • Reporting on data

Practical coursework

Comp 3

Theory Exam

Theory Exam

Homework and support

Homework will be set via E-Praise and will comprise of theory revision and online exam questions. Students will be given a formal assessment at the end of each sub-topic.

Computing revision is each week

 
Key Stage 5

 

Students will study BTEC Nationals Computing.

Unit
Content
Assessment

Unit 1

Computer Fundamentals

  • Procedure Programming
  • Object Orientated Programming
  • Event Driven Programming
  • Web Driven Programming
  • Use of data structures

1.5 Hour Exam

Unit 2

Main theory for the course

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Networking
  • Procedures and protocols
  • Security
  • Calculations

1.5 Hour Exam

Comp 7

Security and Attacks:

 

Students will research and investigate hacking, attacks and threats. Students will design, plan, setup and maintain a network security policy using real equipment.

Project Based

Unit 14

Game Design:

 

Students will research game technology, design, create and code a 3D game. Students will test the game for bugs, errors and performance.

Project Based

 

Homework and support

Computing revision is each week

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