• King Ecgbert School,
    Totley Brook Road,
    Dore,
    Sheffield, S17 3QU
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Computing and ICT at King Ecgbert School 

 

 

Key Stage 3

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are taught a range of computing and ICT skills including spreadsheets, databases, control, digital media, electronic communication and presentation Skills

 

 

Key Stage 4

Computing GCSE is offered to students in Years 10 and 11. The course provides excellent preparation higher study and employment in the field of Computer Science. The increasing importance of information technologies means there will be a growing demand for professionals who are qualified in this area. Learners who’ve taken a GCSE in Computing and who then progress to study the subject at A Level or university will have an advantage over their colleagues who are picking up the subject at these levels.

The course will develop critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills through the study of computer programming.  For many learners, it’ll be a fun and interesting way to develop these skills, which can be transferred to other subjects and even applied in day-today life. In this respect, the course will make an excellent preparation for learners who want to study or work in areas that rely on these skills, especially where they are applied to technical problems. These areas include engineering, financial and resource management, science and medicine. The GCSE in Computing is assessed by an exam at the end of Year 11 worth 40% of total marks and controlled assessment worth 60% of total marks.

GCSE ICT is also offered to students in Years 10 and 11. Student learn to become independent and discerning users of ICT, able to make informed decisions about its use and aware of its implications for individuals, organisation and society.  Students will acquire and apply creative and technical skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts; they will  develop ICT-based solutions to solve problems, understanding current and emerging technologies and their social and commercial impact. The GCSE in ICT is assessed by one exam at the end of Y11 worth 40% of total marks. Controlled assessment is worth 60% of the total marks.

BTEC First in Information and Creative Technology is a vocational qualification (equivalent to a GCSE). Students learn in detail how websites work and how website creators create a digital potfolio. Students complete 3 different assignments worth in total 75% of the total marks. In addition, the BTEC is assessed with an online exam worth 25% of the total marks

 

The BTEC in ICT will help give learners the potential opportunity to enter employment within a wide range of job roles across the Information Technology sector and some aspects of the creative industries, such as Software Engineer, Website Content Manager, Computer Animator and Graphic designer.  Following successful completion of the BTEC First, students can go on to a level 3 BTEC course or an apprenticeship in ICT.

ICT in Sixth Form

Students can study ICT at AS and A' Level with WJEC board at King Ecgbert Sixth Form. Students will learn about information systems, presenting and using ICT, the use and impact of ICT and they will complete a relational database project. Assessment is by 2 exams worth 60% of total marks and 2 pieces of coursework worth 40%.

Year 

Half term

Topics covered

7

1

Baseline test, Basic Skills and Databases

2

Pivot

3

E-safety

4

Future of Technologies and Multimedia

5

Logo

6

Scratch

Year

Half term

Topics covered

8

1

Scratch

2

History of computing

3

Binary

4

E-safety and Games Maker

5

Games Maker

6

Flowol

Year

Half term

Topics covered

9

1

Flash

2

Python

3

HTML - Creating a web site through the use of Code

4

HTML - creating a web site through the use of code

5

Modelling

6

Java Script

Year

Half term

Topics covered

10 ICT

1

Lets Communicate

2

Skills in Spreadsheet, Graphics, Video

3

Controlled Assessment

4

Controlled Assessment

5

Controlled Assessment

6

Controlled Assessment

Year

Half term

Topics covered

11 ICT

1

Controlled Assessment

2

Completion of controlled Assessment and preparation for the Mock Exam - Shopping Experiences

3

Entertain Me and On the Move

4

Smart working and exam preparation

5

Revision

Exam leave

 

Year

Half term

Topics covered

10

CS

1

Programming in Python: data types, variables, comparators

                                                sequence, selection and iteration

                                                Arrays and storing data

                                                Lists and dictionaries

                                                Reading and writing to files

 

 

2

A453 CA – Programming project

 

3

A453 CA – Programming project

 

4

A453 CA – Programming project / A452 CA – Practical investigation

 

5

A452 CA – Practical investigation

 

6

A452 CA – Practical investigation

Year

Half term

Topics covered

11 CS

1

A452 CA

 

2

A452 CA/Theory

 

3

Theory

 

4

Exam preparation

 

5

Revision

 

Exam leave