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Year 7
(Modules, Topics)
Digital Literacy
Understanding the software and the features that allow them to create rich documents, presentations, using industry software such as office. Students will learn to research using search engines in an effective manner using efficient search criteria and select and refine information to be used in different artefacts.

Composing a letter
DTP Ticket and Poster Designs
Season Card design
Promotional Leaflet.
Databases and Spreadsheets.
Students will develop their data interrogation skills along with being able to create and interrogate a database and use a spreadsheet to calculate and present data in different formats.

Tuck Shop
USA Road Trip
Netflix Customer Database
Netflix Movie Database
Computer Graphics
Students will be aware of the use of computer graphics within different industries and the file formats that are used. Students will be able to explain how computer graphics are created and displayed within the computer as well as the different techniques used to compress large files sizes.

Computer Graphics topics:

Pixel Vs Vector Graphics
Digital Photography
Digital Design
File Types and Compression

HTML and Web Design
Students will also begin to look at Computer Mark-up language specifically the latest standards in HTML and CSS. Students will design simple web pages and understand how web pages are created displayed and sent over computer networks.

HTML Topics:

The world wide web
How Websites work
Webpage Design
Menus and Interactivity
Cascading Style Sheets
Formatting Websites
Year 8
(Modules, Topics)
Computer Science.
Students will explore the Hardware and Software that make up computers and how they communicate and interact with humans and other machines. Students will explore the different forms of computer connectivity and investigate the “Internet of things” looking at smart devices such as wearable’s, thermostats and smart lighting. Students will also look at the input, process, output cycle as well as binary and the fetch execute cycle.

CS topics:

Hardware and software
Decomposition, abstraction, pattern recognition
Fetch execute cycle
Sensors and Control
Students will use the BBC micro bit, program environment and electrical components to create programs that control and detect their surroundings. Building on their knowledge gained in the previous module students will create light sensors, heat sensors and gain an understanding of how computers can use control and respond to external events.


Driverless cars
Internet of things
Electronic components
Students will develop an understanding of the way in which their digital presence online can be a useful tool. Students will gain an insight into how to use digital services and devices with care and etiquette to make them ready to navigate the potential risks involved with living a digital life. Students will look at ways to protect and conduct themselves on social media, maintain strong passwords and send formal electronic communications.

Social Media
Digital footprint
Passwords, biometrics and two factor authentication
Electronic communication
Prevention from cyberbulling and other online dangers.

Students will look at text based IDE’s to program simple applications. This may be in Python, Pascal or JavaScript. Students will record their progress by creating a simple HTML blog.


Blogs and recording progress
IDE *( Teacher’s choice of programming language suitable for class)
Year 9
(Modules, Topics)
ICT and Business
Students will complete a ICT and business project. They will complete tasks based on the topic of a Netflix style streaming Media Company. Students must complete various tasks that would be expected in a business scenario This may be the creation of a simple spreadsheet to calculate income and expenditure, The interrogation of a database and creation of a mail merge. The creation of a business report. Use of Email and the correct handling of files and folders.


Email use
Searching and collating internet research
Spreadsheet design
Database handling
Report writing
File and folder management.
Graphics design
Students will complete a graphic design task using industry standard software to create a series of posters and a logo for a pet shop. The students must create a specification for a business client along with investigating and planning their solution. Students will then create the images and evaluate them against their original specifications.


Specification and planning
Graphic design
File, formats
Sizes and dimensions
Print, mobile and screen resolutions
Evaluating products
Multimedia design
Students will complete a multimedia design task using industry standard software to create a promotional website for a Bakery. The students must create a specification for a business client along with investigating and planning their solution. Students will then create the multimedia product and evaluate its success against the original specification.


Image editing
Video editing
Interface design
Layout and resolution
Designing for bandwidth
Evaluation and specification design


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