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BA Curriculum


INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)


Form 2 - Key Stage 3 Year 8




Term Plans (2017-2018)


Term 2



Period
Topic
Content
Comments/Useful Links
Weeks 1 - 5
Storage Devices and Media
  • Describe common backing storage media (including magnetic tapes, hard discs, all forms of CD and DVD, memory sticks, flash memory) and their associated devices.
  • Identify typical uses of the storage media, including types of access (e.g. serial/sequential, direct/ random) and access speeds. Describe the comparative advantages and disadvantages of using different backing storage media.
  • Define the term backup and describe the need for taking backups.
  • Describe the difference between main/internal memory and backing storage, stating the relative benefits of each in terms of speed and permanence.
Week 3: Topic test: plagiarism and intellectual property
http://www.teach-ict.com/gcse_new/computer%20systems/
storage_devices/miniweb/index.htm
Week 6 - 7
Data modelling
Excel
  • What is a data model
  • Use of simple functions in table data
    • Sum
    • Average
    • Count
    • Max
    • Min
Week 6 Topic Test data storage
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/excel2013/
Week 8-10
Web page design
Review
  • Identify different tags <p>,
  • How open and close tags
  • Creating first web page
  • Creating styles
New
  • Adding Tables
  • Adding Images
Week 8 topic test: Uses of ICT
http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_basic.asp
On-going project webpage design

Term 1



Period
Topic
Content
Useful Links
Week 1
Introduction to syllabus
Students review content for the upcoming term and review Computer basics

Weeks 2 - 5
Input and Output devices
Identify the following Input and Output devices, how they are used and its advantages and Disadvantages.

Input devices:
  • Keyboards, numeric keypads, pointing devices (including mouse, touch pad and tracker ball),
  • Remote controls, joysticks, touch screens, magnetic stripe readers, chip readers, PIN pads, scanners, digital cameras, microphones,
  • Sensors
  • Graphics tablet
  • MICR, OMR, OCR, barcode readers
  • Video cameras, web cams, light pens
  • Identify suitable uses of the input devices stating the advantages and disadvantages of each input device
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/keyboard2.htm
http://www.mediacollege.com/audio/microphones/how-microphones-work.html
http://www.ask.com/technology/trackball-work-4f12b9f60ba6990
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question631.htm
https://www.pctechguide.com/scanners/scanner-operation
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/scanner1.htm
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question716.htm
Week 6 - 8

Output Devices:
  • CRT and LED Monitors
  • Projectors
  • Speakers
  • Buzzers
  • Printers, suitability in different work situations(Dot matrix, Inkjet, Lazer printers)
http://www.computershopper.com/feature/how-it-works-inkjet-printer
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/inkjet-printer2.htm
http://www.computershopper.com/feature/how-it-works-laser-printer
http://www.explainthatstuff.com/laserprinters.html
http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4963948_how-computer-speakers-work.html
Week 9-10
Practical Use of Microsoft Word
Practical (Review of Microsoft Word)


  • Open a Microsoft Word Document and Enter and Edit Text
  • Insert an image from a picture saved from the internet
  • Emphasize text
  • Change page background colour
  • Format the page layout by setting the page size, orientation and margins.
  • Appropriately use headers and footers.
  • Use columns and breaks to adjust pagination and text flow.
  • Set text alignment.
  • Set line spacing.
  • Adjust the tabulation.
  • Ensure the consistency of page layout.
  • Set the font styles and emphasise text.
  • Format a list as specified.
  • Create/edit and format a table.
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/word2007/
Weeks 11-12
Creating a slide show using Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Create a presentation using Microsoft Power Point.
  • Add text and graphics to the slideshow.
  • Add animations to objects.
  • Add transitions to slides.
  • Being able to run the slide show.
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/powerpoint2007/
Week 13
Revision
Students review terms work and complete sample questions





Term Plans (2016-2017)



Term 3



Week
Topics
Learning Outcomes
Links
Week 1
Review


  • What is an algorithm?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/
zfhbwmn
2
Binary Numbers
  • Review of binary
  • Converting base 10 to binary numbers
Addition of binary numbers

3
Introduction to programming
  • Use of Flowcharts, Psuedocode to design programs
  • Using Visual Basic for program statements
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/
zts8d2p/revision
4-6
Programming Basics
  • Using Arithmetic
  • Understanding and naming variables
  • Using data types
  • Working variables
  • Input Process Output of a program
7-10
Introduction to Database
  • Creation of Tables
  • Searching for information
  • Database uses
  • Database vs Paper
  • Advantages of Database
  • Datatypes in MS Access
  • Setting Primary Keys
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/
zswnb9q/revision


Term 2



Period
Topic
Content
Comments/Useful Links
Week 1
Plagiarism and Referencing
Review:
  • What is plagiarism?
  • What is referencing?
  • How to reference documents?
New
Describe the effects of plagiarism in relation to intellectual property?
Identify the ways we can protect themselves from plagiarism.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/
dida/managing_projects/copyrightrev2.shtml
Weeks 2 - 5
Storage Devices and Media
  • Describe common backing storage media (including magnetic tapes, hard discs, all forms of CD and DVD, memory sticks, flash memory) and their associated devices.
  • Identify typical uses of the storage media, including types of access (e.g. serial/sequential, direct/ random) and access speeds. Describe the comparative advantages and disadvantages of using different backing storage media.
  • Define the term backup and describe the need for taking backups.
  • Describe the difference between main/internal memory and backing storage, stating the relative benefits of each in terms of speed and permanence.
Week 3: Topic test: plagiarism and intellectual property
http://www.teachict.com/gcse_new/
computer%20systems/storage_devices/
miniweb/index.htm
Weeks 6 - 7
Data modelling
Excel
  • What is a data model
  • Review of Excel (Table creation, formatting, border and shading)
  • Functions and formulas and their difference
  • Use of simple functions in table data
    • Sum
    • Average
    • Count
    • Max
    • Min
Week 6 Topic Test data storage
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/excel2013/
Weeks 8-11
Web page design
Review
  • Identify different tags <p>,
  • How open and close tags
  • Creating first web page
  • Creating styles
New
  • Adding Tables
  • Adding Images
Week 8 topic test: Uses of ICT
http://www.w3schools.com/html/
html_basic.asp
On-going project webpage design



Term 1




Period
Topic
Content
Useful Links
Weeks 1 - 4
Input and Output devices
Identify the following input and Output devices, how they are used and its advantages and Disadvantages.

Input devices:

  • Keyboards, numeric keypads, pointing devices (including mouse, touch pad and tracker ball),
  • Remote controls, joysticks, touch screens, magnetic stripe readers, chip readers, PIN pads, scanners, digital cameras, microphones,
  • Sensors
  • Graphics tablet
  • MICR, OMR, OCR, barcode readers
  • Video cameras, web cams, light pens
  • Identify suitable uses of the input devices stating the advantages and disadvantages of each input device

Output Devices:
  • CRT and LED Monitors
  • Projectors
  • Speakers
  • Buzzers
  • Printers, suitability in different work situations(Dot matrix, Inkjet, Lazer printers)
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/keyboard2.htm
http://digitalhumanities.org/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-3-1
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/z7vc7ty/revision
http://www.mediacollege.com/audio/microphones/how-microphones-work.html
http://www.ask.com/technology/trackball-work-4f12b9f60ba6990
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question631.htm
https://www.pctechguide.com/scanners/scanner-operation
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/scanner1.htm
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question716.htm
https://techexplainer.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/resistive-vs-capacitive-touchscreen/
http://www.computershopper.com/feature/how-it-works-inkjet-printer
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/inkjet-printer2.htm
http://www.computershopper.com/feature/how-it-works-laser-printer
http://www.explainthatstuff.com/laserprinters.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/3d-printing-for-dummies-howdo-3d-printers-work-8668937.html
http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4963948_how-computer-speakers-work.html
http://www.explainthatstuff.com/harddrive.html
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/hard-disk4.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zws3gk7/revision/3
http://www.explainthatstuff.com/flashmemory.html
Week 5-8
Practical Use of Microsoft Word
Practical (Review of Microsoft Word)


  • Open a Microsoft Word Document and Enter and Edit Text
  • Insert an image from a picture saved from the internet
  • Emphasize text
  • Change page background colour
  • Format the page layout by setting the page size, orientation and margins.
  • Appropriately use headers and footers.
  • Use columns and breaks to adjust pagination and text flow.
  • Set text alignment.
  • Set line spacing.
  • Adjust the tabulation.
  • Ensure the consistency of page layout.
  • Set the font styles and emphasise text.
  • Format a list as specified.
  • Create/edit and format a table.
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/word2007/
Weeks 9-12
Creating a slide show using Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Create a presentation using Microsoft Power Point.
  • Add text and graphics to the slideshow.
  • Add animations to objects.
  • Add transitions to slides.
  • Being able to run the slide show.
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/powerpoint2007/












Term Plans (2015 - 2016 )


Term 3



Week

Topics

Learning Outcomes

Links

Week 1

Review

  • What is an algorithm?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects

/zfhbwmn

1-2

Introduction to programming

  • Use of Flowcharts, Psuedocode to design programs

  • Using Visual Basic for program statements

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/

zts8d2p/revision

3-5

Programming Basics

  • Using Arithmetic

  • Understanding and naming variables

  • Using data types

  • Working variables

  • Input Process Output of a program

6-7

Introduction to Spreadsheets

  • Identifying rows, columns, Entering Data, Sorting Data, duplicating cell content.

  • Use of Simple functions

  • Use of IF Statements

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize

/ict/modelling/0spreadsheetsrev2.shtml

8-10

Introduction to Database

  • Creation of Tables

  • Searching for information

  • Database uses

  • Database vs Paper

  • Advantages of Database

  • Datatypes in MS Access

  • Setting Primary Keys

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides

/zswnb9q/revision



Term 2



Period

Topic

Content

Useful Links

Week 1

Plagiarism and Referencing

Review:

  • What is plagiarism?

  • What is referencing?

  • How to reference documents?

New

  • Describe the effects of plagiarism in relation to intellectual property?

  • Identify the ways we can protect themselves from plagiarism.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize

/dida/managing_projects/copyrightrev2.shtml

Week 2-5

Web page design

Review

  • Identify different tags <p>,

  • How open and close tags

  • Creating first web page

  • Creating styles

New

  • Adding Tables

  • Adding Images

http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_basic.asp

Weeks 6 - 8

Storage Devices and Media

  • Describe common backing storage media (including magnetic tapes, hard discs, all forms of CD and DVD, memory sticks, flash memory) and their associated devices.

  • Identify typical uses of the storage media, including types of access (e.g. serial/sequential, direct/ random) and access speeds. Describe the comparative advantages and disadvantages of using different backing storage media.

  • Define the term backup and describe the need for taking backups.

  • Describe the difference between main/internal memory and backing storage, stating the relative benefits of each in terms of speed and permanence.

http://www.teach-ict.com/gcse_new/computer%

20systems/storage_devices/miniweb/index.htm

Week 9 - 11

The ways in which ICT is used

  • Communication applications

  • Interactive communication applications (such as blogs, wikis and social networking websites)

  • Identify and describe data handling applications

  • Measurement applications

http://www.ictlounge.com/html/ways_in_

which_ict_is_used.htm




Term 1




Period
Topic
Content
Weeks 1 - 4
(1) Input and Output devices
Identify the following input devices, how they are used and its advantages and Disadvantages:
  • Keyboards, numeric keypads, pointing devices (including mouse, touch pad and tracker ball),
  • Remote controls, joysticks, touch screens, magnetic stripe readers, chip readers, PIN pads, scanners, digital cameras, microphones,
  • Sensors
  • Graphics tablet
  • MICR, OMR, OCR, barcode readers
  • Video cameras, web cams, light pens
  • Identify suitable uses of the input devices stating the advantages and disadvantages of each input device

*
Week 5-8

Practical Use of Microsoft Word

Practical (Review of Microsoft Word)
  • Open a Microsoft Word Document and Enter and Edit Text
  • Insert an image from a picture saved from the internet
  • Emphasize text
  • Change page background colour
  • Format the page layout by setting the page size, orientation and margins.
  • Appropriately use headers and footers.
  • Use columns and breaks to adjust pagination and text flow.
  • Set text alignment.
  • Set line spacing.
  • Adjust the tabulation.
  • Ensure the consistency of page layout.
  • Set the font styles and emphasise text.
  • Format a list as specified.
  • Create/edit and format a table.
Weeks 9-12
Creating a slide show using Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Create a presentation using Microsoft Power Point.
  • Add text and graphics to the slideshow.
  • Add animations to objects.
  • Add transitions to slides.
  • Being able to run the slide show.
Week 13
Revision


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Term Plans (2014 - 2015 )


Term 3


Week

Topics

Learning Outcomes

1

Types of computer

  • What are the characteristics of a personal/desktop computer and its uses

  • What are the characteristics of a laptop computer and what it is used for.

  • What are the the characteristics of a tablet computer and what it is used for, including its ability to use wireless technology or 3G/4G technology. What are the computer characteristics of a smartphone and what it is used for in computing terms

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of computer (as above) in comparison with the others (as above)

2

Impact of emerging technologies

  • How emerging technologies are having an impact on everyday life (e.g. artificial intelligence, biometrics, vision enhancement, robotics, quantum cryptography, computer-assisted translation, 3D and holographic imaging, virtual reality

3

Introduction to Spreadsheets

  • Identifying rows, columns, Entering Data, Sorting Data, duplicating cell content.

  • Use of Simple functions

4 to 6

Introduction to Database

  • Creation of Tables

  • Searching for information

  • Database uses

  • Database vs Paper

  • Advantages of Database

  • Datatypes

  • Setting Primary Keys

7 and 8

Graphic Software

  • Photo editing

  • Drawing

  • Animation

  • 3D Modeling and Animation

9 and 10

Record and Sharing Video and Audio

  • Record and Sharing videos, transferring files from PC or Laptop

  • Video file formats

  • Video Editing Features

  • Audio files and file types

  • Editing Audio

  • Listening to video or audio online