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Computing

The subject leader is Mr Simon McCool. 

s.mccool@broadwater.surrey.sch.uk

Assessing Pupils' Progress 9-1:

Computing Pathways 9-1

GCSE Exam Specification

Computer science    

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/computer-science-and-it/gcse/computer-science-8520

Business studies  

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/business-subjects/gcse/business-8132

Internet Safety

Internet Safety Information Page

Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre

Key Stage 3 Computing

As from September 2014, Broadwater School will be teaching the National Curriculum programme of study for Computing.

The aims of the new curriculum state that all pupils should:

• understand and apply fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms, and data representation;
• be able to analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve them;
• be able to critically evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, to solve problems;
• be responsible, competent, confident, and creative users of information and communication technology.

To achieve these aims, students will follow a new integrated Computing course, which will cover the following computing concepts:

• Algorithms
• Programming and Development
• Data & data representation
• Hardware Processing
• Communication & networks
• Information Technology

Key Stage 4

We currently offer options in ICT, Computer Science and Business Studies.

 

British Values

Democracy 

KS3 - Pupils are encouraged to make their own choices when using digital technologies, but at the same time to respond appropriately to the laws and legislations relating to on and off-line use. Pupils are encouraged to voice their own opinions but at the same time to respect the opinions of others, which may not be the same as theirs. Pupils are taught the meaning of bias and opinion and how this relates to information received, used and given, particularly on line.

KS4 - Pupils are encouraged to make their own choices when using digital technologies, but at the same time to respond appropriately to the laws and legislations relating to on and off-line use. Pupils are encouraged to voice their own opinions but at the same time to respect the opinions of others, which may not be the same as theirs.

The rule of law 

KS3 -  Pupils are taught good working practices when using digital technologies at home and at school. Laws and legislation relating to computer and internet use are discussed and pupils are made aware of their responsibilities when using these technologies. This is further expanded to include laws and legislation (both formal and informal) relating to bullying, cyber bullying and discrimination.

KS4 -  Pupils are taught the important of good working practices when using digital technologies at home and at school. Laws and legislation relating to computer and internet use are discussed and pupils are made aware of their responsibilities when using these technology. This is further expanded to include laws and legislation (both formal and informal) relating to bullying, cyber bullying and discrimination.

Individual liberty 

KS3 - Pupils are encouraged to develop their own ideas yet retain responsibility in what they do, both on and off line. Pupils are supported in developing skills which extend beyond the work undertaken in the classroom to allow them to develop their own work and skills at home/future education/careers. However, we aim to develop the culture of what is “right” and what is “wrong” when using technology (for example illegal downloading, inappropriate images, anti-social chatrooms etc).

KS4 - Pupils are encouraged to develop their own ideas yet retain responsibility in what they do, both on and off line. Pupils are supported in developing skills which extend beyond the  work undertaken in the classroom to allow them to develop their own work and skills at home/future education/careers. However, we aim to develop the culture of what is “right” and what is “wrong” when using technology (for example illegal downloading, inappropriate images, anti-social chatrooms etc). Pupils are also encouraged to consider their use of  digital technologies and to look at their own digital footprint and the impact that this may or may not have on themselves and others.

Mutual respect

KS3 -  Mutual respect is encouraged when dealing with other people, particularly on-line. Pupils are made aware of the need to be respectful, tolerant and non-biased when dealing with other people. We encourage pupils to develop their communication skills in working with different types of people, but also encourage them to do this safely and appropriately.

KS4 - Mutual respect is encouraged when dealing with other people, particularly on-line. Pupils are made aware of the need to be respectful, tolerant and non-biased when dealing with other people. We encourage pupils to develop their communication skills in working with different types of people, but also encourage them to do this safely and appropriately.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

KS3 - Pupils are encouraged to develop respect for other people through their use of technologies. Pupils are also made aware of their own digital footprints to enable them to foster respect of their own online input.

KS4 - Pupils are encouraged to develop respect for other people through their use of technologies both in and out of school. Pupils look to developing their communication skills and develop good working practices when using technology through different media.

Useful Websites

Teach ICT Videos

Teach ICT Quizzes

BBC Bitesize GCSE Computing

 

KS4 Revision Resources

ICT

Textbooks/revision guides:

Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE ICT Revision Guide (REVISE Edexcel ICT)

ISBN-10: 1446903877 or ISBN-13: 978-1446903872

Edexcel GCSE ICT Student Book (GCSE ICT for Edexcel)

ISBN-10: 1846906148 or ISBN-13: 978-1846906145

Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE ICT Revision Workbook (REVISE Edexcel ICT)

ISBN-10: 1446903893 or ISBN-13: 978-1446903896

AQA GCSE Computer Science Student's Book

ISBN-10: 1444182269 or ISBN-13: 978-1444182262

Websites:

Edexcel

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/support/support-topics/exams/past-papers.html?utm_source=iamastudenttextlink&utm_medium=Display&utm_campaign=SEC_GEN_30APR2014_newpastpapers#?Qualification-Family=GCSE&Qualification-Subject=ICT%20(2010)&Status=Pearson-UK:Status%2FLive&Specification-Code=Pearson-UK:Specification-Code%2Fgcse10-ict

Subject Documents Date  
Internet Safety Parents Guide 24th Sep 2015 Download
Computer Science Curriculum 24th Sep 2015 Download
COMPUTING KS4 OPTIONS 24th Sep 2015 Download
Year 11 ECDL Exam Dates 14th Oct 2015 Download

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