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Head of Department: Mr Abdul Jalil
Second In-Charge/Head of KS3: Ms Khalida Deen

Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9)

Year 7:

Unit 1: Under the hood of a computer

Unit 2: Think like a computer scientist

Unit 3: Drawing and manipulating Shapes

Unit 4: Creating an Animation

Unit 5: The foundations of computing

Unit 6: How the web works

Unit 7: Web page creation from the ground up

Unit 8: Designing for HCI: a handheld digital device

Unit 9: Designing for HCI: an operating system interface

Unit 10: Representing Images

Unit 11: Programming a Calculator

Year 8:

Unit 1: Operating Systems

Unit 2: CMD, the command line

Unit 3: Binary

Unit 4: Instruction Set Design

Unit 5: Programming using selection statements and Boolean expressions

Unit 6: Connecting to the internet

Unit 7: Sorted!

Unit 8: How to make a computer appear smart

Unit 9: Recursive Patterns

Year 9:

Follow the GCSE 9-1 Computer Science topics:

Unit 1 – System Architecture, Memory, Storage, Wired and Wireless Networks, Topologies, Protocols and Layers, System Security, Systems Software, Ethical, Legal, Cultural and Environmental Concerns


Key Stage 4 (Year 10-11)

GCSE 9-1 Computer Science

Year 10:

Unit 1-System Architecture, Memory, Storage, Wired and Wireless Networks, Topologies, Protocols and Layers

Unit 2-Algorithms, Programming Techniques, Producing Robust Programs, Computational Logic, Translators and Facilities of Languages, Data Representation

GCSE 9-1 Computer Science

Year 11:

Unit 1-System Security, Systems Software, Ethical, Legal, Cultural and Environmental Concerns

Unit 2-Data Representation

Unit 4 -Project Analysis, Project Design, Project Implementation, Project Testing, Project Evaluation


Year 10:

Component 1: Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques

Aim: How to project plan the design and development of a user interface.

Assessment: internally assessed assignments

  • explore user interface design and development principles
  • discover how to develop and review a digital user interface
  • investigate how to use project planning techniques to manage a digital project

Component 2: Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data

Aim: process and interpret data and draw conclusions

Assessment: internally assessed assignments

  • explore how data impacts on individuals and organisations • develop a dashboard using data manipulation tools
  • draw conclusions and make recommendations on data intelligence

Year 11:

Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices

Aim: explore how organisations use digital systems and the wider implications associated with their use.

Assessment: scenario-based external assessment where students demonstrate their knowledge to propose digital solutions to realistic situations.

  • explore how modern information technology is evolving
  • understand what cyber security is and how to safeguard against it
  • consider legal and ethical issues in data and information sharing



Key Stage 5 (Year 12-13)

Year 12:

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Computing & BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in IT

Unit 1- Computing-Principles of Computer Science

Unit 2-Computing-Fundamentals of Computer Systems

Unit 7-Computing-Systems Security and Encryption

Unit 1-IT-Information Technology Systems

Unit 2-IT-Creating Systems to Manage Information

Unit 3-IT-Using Social Media in Business

A Level Computer Science

Unit 1- Input, output and storage, Virtual storage, Structure and function of the processor, Networks, Web Technologies – HTML, CSS and JavaScript, Search engine and page ranking algorithm, Server and client side processing, Boolean Algebra, The individual moral, social, ethical and cultural opportunities and risks of digital technology

Unit 2-Algorithms, Structure chart, Corrective and Adaptive maintenance, Data representation & Data types, Pseudocode and Flowcharts, Files, Programming Basics, Transferable skills, Selection, Iteration, Built in Functions, Arrays, Structured programming, Software development, Programming & Program testing, Testing strategies

Year 13:

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Computing & BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in IT

Unit 8-Computing-Business Applications of Social Media

Unit 10-Computing-Human-computer Interaction

Unit 22-Computing-Systems Analysis and Design

Unit 4-IT-Programming

Unit 5-IT-Data Modelling

Unit 6-IT-Website Development

A Level Computer Science

Component  1 – Databases – Relational Database, SQL, Normalisation to 3NF, Systems Software, Applications Generation, Software Development, Types of Programming Language, Compression, Encryption and Hashing, Data Types

Component  2 – Computational thinking and problem- solving, Abstraction, Algorithms, Abstract data types (ADT), Queue, Linked list, Dictionary, Binary tree, Recursion, Algorithm design methods, Decision tables, Jackson structured programming (JSP), State-transition diagrams (STD), Programming paradigms, File processing, Exception handling, Use of development tools/programming environments, Software development, Testing, Project Management

Component  4-Analysis of the problem, Design of the solution, Developing the solution, Evaluation, Improvements/Amendments/review