I am a Digital Citizen
You will cover a range of essential Computing skills such as File management, using Email, Acceptable Use of the Internet and some useful keyboard shortcuts. These skills are all fundamental in what makes a good Digital Citizen.
I am a Hardware Engineer
You will learn aspects of Computer Hardware such as input, output and storage devices. You will also learn how all computer data is represented and stored as Binary digits, and how this relates to capacity in terms of different file types.
I am a Systems Analyst
You will learn how algorithms are used in the real world across a wide range of technologies. You will be introduced to solving computational problems using flowcharts and computer programs.
I am a Graphic Designer
You will be introduced to the two main types of Graphics- Vectors and Bitmaps. You will learn to use software for creating and editing Computer Graphics. This includes both the creative and design element as well as looking at the science behind graphics, such as different file types and the way data is stored.
I am a Project Manager
You will be using the skills you've developed in Year 7 to carry out a project. There will be a new Theme Park, and you will be in charge of managing the project from the Ride controls and safety, to the advertising and promotion.Read More
I am a Game Designer
You will plan, design and develop a Maze game using a combination of Graphic design skills and Scratch programming. Your game will include a main character, an enemy and collectables.
I am a Computer Programmer
You will learn how to program in Python, which is a high-level text based language. You will be introduced to a variety of programming functions and commands, using the required syntax.
I am an App Developer
You will work with a client brief to develop a new product to take to the competitive App marketplace. Utilising a range of skills and building on prior learning to built your own design idea for an exciting new Chatbot app.Read More
I am a Cyber Security Specialist
You will learn about a wide range of issues within the world of Cyber Crime and Security. This will include the Laws and Legislation concerning the use of Computers, as well as a range of issues that are linked to computer misuse.Read More
Unit 1.2 Memory and Storage
You will begin by learning some of the most important fundamentals of Computer Science, such as how data is stored and represented in different parts of the computer and for different types of data.Read More
Unit 2.2 Programming Fundamentals
Programming Fundamentals builds on the introductory programming unit, first introduced in year 8. You will explore Programming constructs, in addition to several key Python functions. This unit will span the entire year, alongside the learning of theory topics.Read More
Unit 1.3.1 Computer Networks
You will learn the purpose of function of Computer Networks, from small LAN Networks to the largest Network we use - the Internet. This includes an understanding of the different hardware used and the functions of different topologies used today.Read More
Unit 2.1 Algorithms
Reading, understanding and changing algorithms are an essential Computer Science skill. You will learn in this unit how to abstract key information out of problems, decompose problems into smaller sections and think "like a computer". You will learn to express algorithms in several ways such as, Flowcharts and Pseudocode.Read More
2.4 Boolean Logic
You will be introduced to several logic gates found inside computer systems. You will then investigate how logic is used within computers in order to solve problems through the use of logic diagrams and truth tables.Read More
1.5 Systems software
System Software delves into the built in programs found on computer systems so that you may develop an understanding of their purpose and function. As part of this you will explore operating systems and utility programs.Read More
1.4 Network Security
The Network Security unit teaches about the threats that are posed to computer systems and networks. You will then investigate ways to prevent attacks and mitigate damages received by systems.Read More
2.5 Programming languages and IDEs
This unit explores the different generations of programming languages and the differences between them. It also teaches the different tools that are integrated within development environments in order to support programmers when creating code.Read More
You will undertake a substantial programming project in order to apply the programming skills you have learnt since Year 9. A set scenario will be given to you with a list of success criteria for you to achieve.Read More
1.1 System Architecture
In System Architecture you will look at the Fetch, Decode and Execute cycle and how this is applied within processors using Von Neumann Architecture. You will study the individual registers that make up a processor and how their individual roles support the processing of data and instructions.Read More
1.3.2 Network protocols and layers
This unit investigates Computer Networks in more depth, this time looking at the different protocols (or rules) that are followed at different levels within the Network layers to enable error-free communication.Read More
1.6 Ethical, legal, cultural impacts
Within this unit you will learn how the developing use of technology can cause issues in the wider society. You will discuss Ethical, Legal, Cultural, Environmental and Privacy issues, and the laws that are associated with them.Read More
Unit 2.3 Producing Robust programs
This unit takes programming up a notch! You will learn how to anticipate misuse within your programs, and implement input validation and sanitisation in order to improve their reliablity. You will practice different methods of testing to ensure your programs are fully operational and are free of errors.Read More