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Computers surround our every day lives; be it to help us with our work, e-commerce, finding information, entertainment, communication, the uses are endless and continue to impact our daily living. The ICT and Computer Science curriculum at All Saints is a combination of skills that develops students digital literacy and understanding of how computing devices work. Throughout the delivery of the course in KeyStage 3, students will be introduced and develop an understanding of basic office applications (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc.) as well as more creative applications (Web, video and game authoring software) to produce a range of digital products. This is reinforced with an understanding of the internal workings of computers systems, networks and topologies, the history and development of computing devices and also an introduction to programming using Kodu, Que robots and Small Basic. This learning will be applied to real world scenarios so that students are able to make links between classroom based learning and real life applications.
The content will require students to nurture and develop a range of lifelong skills including effective  problem solving, collaboration, independence, creativity and resilience. The keystage 3 curriculum has been specifically designed to support those students who wish to take ICT Creative I-Media as an option were students are introduced to specific software applications to complete exam board client brief. Upon completion of their ICT studies it is hoped that students are able to enter the world of work as competent and effective users of ICT and Computer systems, 

Implementation

ICT takes students on a journey from learning the basics of ICT and computer science and as students progress along their pathway this knowledge is revisited  and built up building block by building block. There are opportunities for students to reflect on previous learning and through using the ’Big Picture’, students are able to connect learning encounters and draw on knowledge and skills to complete ICT based tasks in other subjects. From starting in Year 7 students are able to access all their lessons online via Teams and OneNote which they can access at home so are able to revisit content to help embed skills and knowledge. Lesson content is engaging for all learners with additional extension tasks to support those wishing to develop a ‘love of learning’ for ICT and to nurture a more detailed understanding of ICT and Computer Sciences  

Year 7 Programme of Study

Unit 1 Introduction to ICT
Unit 2 PC Basics
Unit 3 Programming Using Cue Robots
Unit 4 Computer Crime and Cyber Security

Year 8 Programme of Study

Unit 1 Computing
Unit 2 Small Basic
Unit 3 Modelling with Small Basic
Unit 4 Video Editing
Unit 5 Web authoring

Impact

The impact of our ICT and computer course provision is to provide ALL students with confidence in using computing devices but to also demonstrate a good level of digital literacy. Students should be able to identify and explain a range of software applications and discuss strengths and weaknesses associated with computer systems and applications. Students should also be confident and responsible users of ICT and be aware of how to ensure they remain safe but to also consider the consequences of their actions and impact on themsleves and others and to remain safe at all times, if students encounter inappropriate material or feel threatened or suspicous of any online activitiy they know who/were they can report unacceptable behviour too.

learning journey ICT website

Cultural Capital

In order to support Cultural Capital there are a range of activities students can engage in to develop a ‘deeper’ knowledge and understanding of computing:
The imitation game film
Engima film
https://www.tnmoc.org/3d-virtual-tour
https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/
Hour of Code

Exam Board

OCR Creative I-Media
https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/creative-imedia-level-1-2-award-certificate-j807-j817/qualification-at-a-glance/

Learning resources

Keystage 3:
KS3 Computer Science - BBC Bitesize
KS3 ICT - BBC Bitesize
Learn to Code - for Free | Codecademy
Learn (hourofcode.com)

Keystage 4: 
GCSE Computer Science - BBC Bitesize
Cambridge Nationals - Creative iMedia Level 1/2 - J834 - OCR

Cultural Capital

In order to support Cultural Capital there are a range of activities students can engage in to develop a ‘deeper’ knowledge and understanding of computing:
The imitation game film
https://www.tnmoc.org/3d-virtual-tour
https://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/
Hour of Code

Exam Board

OCR Creative I-Media
https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/creative-imedia-level-1-2-award-certificate-j807-j817/qualification-at-a-glance/