ICT

Curriculum Map

 What will I study?How will I be assessed?
Year 7You will study Digital literacy, ICT and Computer Science.

Our aim over Key Stage 3 is to ensure you can use computers, know how hey work and know how to stay safe when using them.

Computer science is the scientific and practical study of computation: what can be computed, how to compute it, and how computation may be applied to the solution of problems.

Information technology is concerned with how computers and telecommunications equipment work, and how they may be applied to the storage, retrieval, transmission and manipulation of data.

Digital literacy is the ability to effectively, responsibly, safely and critically navigate, evaluate and create digital artefacts using a range of digital technologies.
Regular Key Assessment Test will test your learning over several weeks. For all tests you will receive feedback and an opportunity to improve based upon it.
Year 8You will study Digital literacy, ICT and Computer Science.

Our aim over Key Stage 3 is to ensure you can use computers, know how they work and know how to stay safe when using them.

Computer science is the scientific and practical study of computation: what can be computed, how to compute it, and how computation may be applied to the solution of problems.

Information technology is concerned with how computers and telecommunications equipment work, and how they may be applied to the storage, retrieval, transmission and manipulation of data.

Digital literacy is the ability to effectively, responsibly, safely and critically navigate, evaluate and create digital artefacts using a range of digital technologies.
Regular Key Assessment Test will test your learning over several weeks. For all tests you will receive feedback and an opportunity to improve based upon it.
Year 9You will study Digital literacy, ICT and Computer Science.

Our aim over Key Stage 3 is to ensure you can use computers, know how they work and know how to stay safe when using them.

Computer science is the scientific and practical study of computation: what can be computed, how to compute it, and how computation may be applied to the solution of problems.

Information technology is concerned with how computers and telecommunications equipment work, and how they may be applied to the storage, retrieval, transmission and manipulation of data.

Digital literacy is the ability to effectively, responsibly, safely and critically navigate, evaluate and create digital artefacts using a range of digital technologies.
Regular Key Assessment Test will test your learning over several weeks. For all tests you will receive feedback and an opportunity to improve based upon it.
Year 10GCSE Computer Science: OCR’s GCSE (9–1) in Computer Science will encourage learners to:
Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation
Analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs
Think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
Understand the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems
Understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society


ECDL: Unit 1: Presentation skills. During this unit students will learn the skills required to be a competent user of Microsoft PowerPoint
Unit 2: Word Processing. During this unit students will learn the skills required to be a competent user of Microsoft Word.
Unit 3: Spreadsheets. During this unit students will learn the skills required to be a competent user of Microsoft Excel.
Unit 4: Improving productivity. Students will learn how to combine all of the skills learnt from the first three units of work.
Year 11ECDL: Unit 1: Presentation skills. During this unit students will learn the skills required to be a competent user of Microsoft PowerPoint
Unit 2: Word Processing. During this unit students will learn the skills required to be a competent user of Microsoft Word.
Unit 3: Spreadsheets. During this unit students will learn the skills required to be a competent user of Microsoft Excel.
Unit 4: Improving productivity. Students will learn how to combine all of the skills learnt from the first three units of work.
Year 13Cambridge Technichals:
Cambridge Technicals in IT are vocational qualifications at Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 for learners aged 16+. They’re designed with the workplace in mind and provide a high-quality alternative to general qualifications such as A Levels. Vocational education isn’t just about results – it’s about educating people in the knowledge and skills required for employment and for the community as a whole. It’s also about developing the behaviours and attributes needed to progress and succeed in education and in work.
6 Coursework units all equally weighted.