Schemes of Work and Syllabus Information
In Lower Grammar pupils have 2 lessons of ICT per week. Students follow our own scheme of work which covers all the key areas of ICT and acts as a foundation for further study in ICT. This term we will be looking at E-Safety issues with particular reference to how young people can remain safe and protect their privacy when using computer systems. In the second half of the term we will focus on developing strong text processing skills through looking at advanced features of word processing packages.
This term will be mainly focussed on working through the GCSE controlled assessment task. In the first half of the term pupils will develop and apply a range of database skills and concepts. In the second half of the term pupils will explore advanced spreadsheet functions and create a small application using spreadsheet software.
All GCSE pupils will be completing and revising the controlled assessment tasks this term. . This will involve developing and applying a range of database skills and concepts. Those pupils doing the full GCSE course will spend time developing the web development and graphics skills required to complete the Unit 4 controlled assessment.
This term Poetry pupils will be completing coursework for IT2. This will involve creating publicity materials and automated documents for a small business or other organisation. Pupils will also be working through the material needed to prepare for the IT1 examination to be taken in summer 2012.
Pupils in Rhetoric will spend this term completing the coursework for IT4. This is a major piece of work and contributes 20% of the overall A level grade. The task involves using a database to develop a small scale data processing application. Where appropriate, pupils will also be working towards improving their performance in the IT1 examination in January.