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KS4 G.C.S.E. ICT

ICT G.C.S.E

Year 9
                            Topic           Skills
Autumn 1





 
Hardware.
Input devices.
Output devices.
Hardware for disabled users.


 
  • Know a range of input devices and what their purpose is.
  • Know a range of output devices and what their purpose is.
  • Be able to recommend suitable hardware and software for disabled users - foot mouse, braille keyboards/printers, etc.
Autumn 2



 
Software.
Application software.
System software.
Utility software.
 
  • Know the advantages and disadvantages of different pieces of application software.
  • Know the different operating systems, what they do and which one is best.
  • Know what utility software is and how to use it.
Spring 1




 
Database.
What are databases?
Database design.
Queries and reports.

 
  • Be able to set up a database with appropriate field names, add relevant validation and verification to it.
  • Run a series of simple and complex queries to generate a set of results.
  • Produce tailor made reports which show the results of queries made.
Spring 2



 
Spreadsheets.
Spreadsheet basics.
Advanced spreadsheet skills.
Linking spreadsheets to other software.
 
  • Know the basics - basic formula (+,-,/,*) and functions (sum, max, min, average).
  • Know more advanced features - macros, hyperlinks, buttons, goal seek, advanced functions (countif, if, absolute cell reference, etc.)
Summer 1






 
Legislation.
Data Protection Act.
Computer Misuse Act.
Copyright, Design & Patents Act.



 
  • Learn the eight principles of the Data Protection Act and apply it to different scenarios.
  • Know the four main parts to the Computer Misuse Act, how to stay within it and what happens if you don't.
  • Know what the Copyright, Design & Patents Act involves and how it can be applied to different situations.
Summer 2


 
Data Security.
Online security.
Passwords.
Validation & verification.
  • Understand hot to stay safe when online - privacy settings, strong and weak passwords, etc.
  • Know the difference between validation and verification and how to use them.
Year 10
                         Topic           Skills
Autumn 1




 
Systems.
Components of a system.
Common applications.
Difference between hardware & software.
 
  • Know the advantages and disadvantages of different pieces of application software.
  • Know how a system is made up; be able to identify the input, process, and output of different systems.
  • Know a range of different pieces of hardware and software and what the main differences are.
Autumn 2







 
Hardware & Software.
Uses of different input and output devices.
System software.
Application software.



 
  • Know the different operating systems, what they do and which one is best.
  • Know a range of input devices and what their purpose is.
  • Know a range of output devices and what their purpose is.
  • Be able to recommend suitable hardware and software for disabled users - foot mouse, braille keyboards/printers, etc.
Spring





 
Unit B062.
Investigating a need.
Practical use of software tools to produce a working solution.
Presenting the solution.
Evaluation.
 
  • B062 is the first controlled assessment - students will pick the scenario, research the business and other similar businesses. They will then plan a solution to the problem before they make a fully functional and working solution.
  • They will find the best way to present their work before thoroughly testing and evaluating their work.
Summer 1





 
Communication.
Communication services.
Communication software.
Monitoring and tracking systems.


 
  • Be able to explain how ICT allows people to communicate around the word.
  • Be able to fully explain the hardware and software that is used when communicating with someone i.e. VOIP.
  • Be able to explain how people can be monitored and why this hs become more common.
Summer 2




 
Data Management.
Data types.
Validation.
Verification.

 
  • Learn about different type, where they are used and how they are structured.
  • Know what validation is and what methods of validation there are.
  • Know where verification is used and how it can be used to make a system more secure.
Year 11
                          Topic           Skills
Autumn





 
Unit B064.
Investigating a need.
Practical use of software tools to produce a working solution.
Presenting the solution.
Evaluation.
 
  • B062 is the first controlled assessment - students will pick the scenario, research the business and other similar businesses. They will then plan a solution to the problem before they make a fully functional and working solution.
  • They will find the best way to present their work before thoroughly testing and evaluating their work.
Spring 1


 
Security.
Secure and safe practices.
User security methods and devices.
How to stay safe.
  • Know how to stay safe, strong and weak passwords, methods of validation, etc.
  • Know about user access levels and how they are used in organisations.
Spring 2







 
Legal, Social & Ethical Issues.
Legislation.
Health and safety.
Social and ethical implications.




 
  • Learn about the three main legislations - Data Protection Act, Computer Misuse Act and Copyright, Design & Patents Act - what they are and how they affect you and different organisations.
  • Know about health and safety in the workplace and learn about risks such as R.S.I. and D.V.T.
  • Know how technology is affecting the way we socialise with each other both the positives and negatives.
Summer 1 Scenario.
Hardware/Software.
Legislation/Security.
Communication & data management.
  • Students will prepare for the B063 exam, which is scenario based. They will be relating all the areas of theory to the scenario and will give specific examples and uses of hardware, software, legislation, etc.
Summer 2 Exams