Computing

Equipping pupils with the technological skills of tomorrow.

Fearnhill Computing aims to produce computer literate students to meet the challenge of today’s workplace. Computing is taught from Year 7 through to Year 13. There are a range of topics designed to meet the demands of the workplace.

YEAR 7

The Scheme of Work includes six units. The following topics are covered: Online Safety; Programming using Scratch/LOGO and Python; Spreadsheets; Introduction to Binary; Graphics and Animation.

YEAR 8

The Scheme of Work includes six units. The following topics are covered: Online Safety; Computational Thinking; Spreadsheets; Python Programming; Hardware & Computer Systems; Cryptography and Computer Networks & The Internet.

YEAR 9

The Scheme of Work includes six units. The following topics are covered: Online Safety; Computational Thinking; 3D Design; Spreadsheets & Databases; Boolean Logic; Flow Diagramming & Pseudocode; Website Development using HTML & Dreamweaver and Python Programming.

YEAR 10

CIDA (Certificate in Digital Applications) Year 1: Pupils have a choice from one of three optional coursework units: Creative Multimedia; Artwork and Imaging or Game Making.

YEAR 11

CIDA (Certificate in Digital Applications) Year 2: Unit 1 practical external assessment- Pupils are prepared for a computer-based examination using web authoring software and other software tools to design, build and test a web product for a specified audience.

YEAR 12

BTEC Extended Certificate in Computing Year 1: Coursework which is comprised of two units: Unit 7 IT Systems Security & Encryption & Unit 14 Computer Games Development.

YEAR 13

BTEC Extended Certificate in Computing Year 2: External Examination Theory and Preparation for the following units: Unit 1 – Principles of Computer Science and Unit 2 – Fundamentals of Computer Systems.

ASSESSMENT

More details can be found below.

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CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Thursday lunchtime – Computer club

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