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Information Technology
KEY STAGE 3.
Year 7
Introduction to the school computer system, Organizing work, Modelling (Excel), Introducing Email, Introducing MOODLE2, Databases (Access) School tasks and Class members, Communication of Information and Knowledge Transfer (Word, Publisher, Powerpoint) Presenting Information, Modelling (Excel) and Hazards and Safety (Word, Publisher, Powerpoint).

Year 8
Create a computer game (GameMaker, Fireworks, Excel, Access), Database (Access) Games Catalogue, Communication of Information and Knowledge Transfer (Word, Publisher, CamStudio, Movie Maker, Flash) Magazine Article and Digital Advertisement, Modelling (Excel) and Safety and Hazards.

Year 9
Communicate Information, Knowledge Transfer (Notepad, Dreamweaver, Excel), Independent Task - Glantaf Awards, Analysis, design and creation, Consider the impact of ICT on society.

KEY STAGE 4: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The OCR Cambridge National Qualifications in ICT (Level 2):
The OCR Cambridge National 
suite of qualifications in ICT consists of three qualifications:-

• The OCR Level 1/Level 2 Cambridge National Award in ICT (60GLH) consists of two mandatory units. This is equivalent to half a GCSE.
• The OCR Level 1/Level 2 Cambridge National Certificate in ICT (120 GLH) consists of two mandatory units and two optional units. This is equivalent to a GCSE.
• The OCR Level 1/Level 2 Cambridge National Diploma in ICT (240 GLH) consists of two mandatory units and six optional units. This is equivalent to two GCSEs.
Students will receive a qualification based on the number of units of work they have completed.

Mandatory Units
Understanding Computer Systems: Written Paper - 1hr (60).
Using ICT to Create Business Solutions: Internally Assessed Task - 10hrs (60).

Optional Units
Business Information Systems Strand
Handling Data Using Spreadsheets and Handling Data Using Databases: Assessed Task - 10hrs - (60).
Creative Strand - 
Internally Assessed - 10hrs (60)
Creating an Interactive Product using Multimedia Components
Creating Digital Images
Creating dynamic products using vision and sound
Learner Initiated Project
Understanding Technology - A Project Approach: Internally Assessed Task - 10hrs (60).


KEY STAGE 4: COMPUTING
The course offers students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the way computers work, and to create and review computer programs for real-life purposes based on their own interests. It encourages them to create their own games, applications and other systems, rather than simply use those
 designed by others.
This course provides students with a stimulating and motivating study of computer science fit for the 21st century.
Another distinctive feature of the course is the opportunity for students to demonstrate their programming and problem solving skills, skills that are assessed through external assessment in unit two. The depth of coverage means that it provides a solid foundation for either the study of A level Computing or employment.

Contents
1. Computer Systems
2. Data Representation
3. Computer Software
4. Networks
5. Internet & Communications
6. Algorithms
7. Programming
8. Practical Investigation
9. Ethical, Social, and Legal Aspects

Assessment
Assessment is divided into three units:
Understanding Compu
ter Science (45%) - 90 minute examination to assess understanding of the theory content of the specification.
Solving Problems Using Computers (30%) - 2 hour external assessment to assess the practical application of knowledge and understanding through a series of on-screen tasks.
Developing Computing Solutions (25%) - externally assessed and externally moderated 15 hour controlled assessment to develop a piece of work using programming software following a task brief issued by WJEC. There will be a choice of two task briefs.