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Computing at Teesdale is extremely fun to teach as the curriculum is very creative! Students generally develop a number of software skills and then create a product in that software which forms their assessment. Projects include the creation of digital video, sound and graphics, website development, game making as well as practical skills using Microsoft Office.

We think students enjoy computing because they get to learn lots of new skills, complete practical assessments and be creative. We live in a digital world, so many of skills taught will be used in a student’s education/future.

Curriculum information:

Year 7

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

The Year 7 Computing curriculum encompasses ICT, computer science and digital literacy.

List of topics taught

  • Online safety and creating digital video
  • Programming in Scratch
  • Computational thinking
  • Computer systems
  • Graphics and creating digital images
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Programming in Python – the basics

Year 8

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

The Year 8 computing curriculum encompasses ICT, computer science and digital literacy.

List of topics taught

  • Music festival - web development, creating digital video, creating digital image and creating sound
  • Programming in Scratch - advanced
  • Programming in Python
  • Programming in Kodu
  • Microsoft Access

Year 9

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

OCR Cambridge National in Creative iMedia

Students will complete four units throughout Year 9, 10 and 11.

In Year 9 (Autumn and Spring terms) students develop their skill in a range of ICT applications, to prepare them for the exam units.

  • Digital Graphics
  • Developing Digital Games
  • Website Development
  • Creating and editing Digital Movies
  • Digital Sound
  • Animation

Summer term – R082: Creating Digital Graphics

The aim of this unit is for students t6o understand the basics of digital graphics editing for the creative and digital media sector.  They will learn where and why digital graphics are used and techniques are involved in their creation.

Assessment

Assessed coursework (10 hours on a PC)

Year 10

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

OCR Cambridge National in Creative iMedia

R081: Pre-Production Skills

This unit will enable learners to understand pre-production skill used in the creative and digital sector.  It will develop their understanding of the client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques that form part of the planning and creation process. 

R092:  Developing Digital Games

This unit will enable learners to understand the basics of creating digital games and their environments for the creative and digital media sector.

Assessment

R081: Theory examination (1 hour 15 mins on paper)

R092:  Assessed Coursework (10 hours on a PC)

Year 11

 

Brief overview of expected learning and outcomes during this year

R085: Creating a multimedia website

This unit will enable students to understand the basics of creating multipage websites.  It will enable students to demonstrate their creativity by combining components to create a functional, intuitive and aesthetically pleasing website.  It will allow them to interpret a client brief and to use planning and preparation techniques when developing a multipage website.

Assessment

R085: Assessed Coursework (10 hours on a PC)

 

REVISION BOOKLETS

Computing, where you can use creativity in your work, you can understand the way computers work, and to be inspired by the things around you, in what ever you do.
Year 8 student
I enjoy computing as it gives you a chance to work with technology and learn how it works. I like what we are doing at the moment, which is creating a website, because it lets you be free and have the ability to be creative.
Year 8 student