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Welcome Back Hour of Code
December 14, 2015
By Mrs R Rose-Green, Subject Leader ICT & Computing
This week students in Year 9 ICT lessons participated in the worldwide `Hour of Code’ event for the second year running.
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Chancellors School Joins the Hour of Code
December 15, 2014
By Mrs R Rose-Green, Subject Leader Computing & ICT
The Prime Minister hosted a special digital event at Downing Street on Monday morning, the 8th of December, to mark the start of the Hour of Code campaign. The first Hour of Code in the UK had over 3 million participants, with overwhelming feedback from students, teachers, and parents.
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Year 7

Time Content/Unit title Description of Assessment Title of Assessment
Unit 7A
13 Weeks

7.1 – School Network and Email
(2 lessons)

7.1-Introduces the pupils to the basics of using a school network and sending and receiving emails including attachments, replying and forwarding emails. E-mail Marksheet.docx

7.2 – Shakespeare Comic Book

(4 lessons)
7.2- Allows pupils to work in teams to use a digital camera to re-enact the Shakespeare play “Macbeth”. The images are then combined to make a comic book to tell the story. Macbeth Marksheet.docx

7.3 – Binary and Control

(2 lessons)

7.3-Introduces binary and allows pupils the opportunity of converting numbers from base 10 to base 2 and back again.

Binary Marksheet.docx

7. 4 – Spy School Spreadsheets

(5 lessons)
7.4-Introduces spreadsheets including basic formula, the Sum, Average, Min and Max functions, replicating formulae with AutoFill, creating graphs and absolute and relative cell references. Higher ability students also look at further functions and advanced features such as conditional formatting.

Spy School Marksheet.docx

Average  Level

Christmas
Unit 7B
13 Weeks 7.5 – Repeating Patterns
(3 lessons)
7.5-A short unit allowing pupils to explore creating graphics and applying a variety of effects to images to create pop art style images. Repeating Patterns Marksheet.docx
7.6 – Adventure Story
(4 lessons)
7.6-Creating an interactive presentation where the user decides on the route through the presentation. Pupils plan, create and evaluate the stories and use hyperlinks to make the story interactive. Adventure Story Marksheet.docx
7.7 – E-Safety
(6 lessons)
7.7-Introduces pupils to the dangers of social networking websites and cyber bullying and the dangers to their technology such as viruses, worms and Trojans. They work in groups to create an advertising campaign including a TV advert, a leaflet and a presentation to the rest of the class about what they have learnt. E-Safety Marksheet.docx

Average  Level

Easter
Unit 7C
13 Weeks 7.8 – Pivot Stick Animation
(6 lessons)
7.8-Plan, create and evaluate animations using Pivot Stick Animator including making a figure interact with a background image and trying to make the figure move in a natural manner. Pivot Stick Marksheet.docx

7.9 - Analysing Data and Asking Questions
(7 lessons)

7.9-Using simple flat-file databases to answer questions as well as an online database. They then create their own family quiz and research the answers to the questions using the internet.

Analysing Data and Asking Questions Marksheet.docx

Average  Level


  Independent enquirers Team workers Effective participants Self-managers Reflective learners Creative thinkers
7.1 – School Network and Email X   X      
7.2 – Shakespeare Comic Book   X X X   X
7.3 – Binary and Control   X   X   X
7.4 – Spy School Spreadsheets X   X   X  
7.5 – Repeating Patterns       X   X
7.6 – Adventure Story   X   X   X
7.7 – E-Safety X X X   X  
7.8 – Pivot Stick Animation   X   X   X
7.9 - Analysing Data and Asking Questions X   X   X  

 

Year 8

Time Content/Unit title Description of Assessment Title of Assessment
13 Weeks Unit 1 – Do aliens exist?
(9 lessons)
This project allows the students to look into performing primary and secondary research, including internet and paper research, creating a questionnaire with open and closed questions, analysing the results in a spreadsheet and finally creating a 3 fold brochure to show their views. Do Aliens Exist Marksheet.docx
Unit 2 – Technology
(4 lessons)
This unit explains basic terminology about hardware and software, the history of computers, the internet and cloud computing.

Technology Marksheet.docx

Average Level

Christmas
13 Weeks Unit 3 – Sound Effect Story
(5 lessons)
The students work in teams to plan, record, edit and evaluate stories created using a variety of sound effects which can be made themselves with props and readymade sound effects. Sound Effect Story Marksheet.docx
Unit 4 – Fair Cop
(4 lessons)
The students learn about creating and using relational databases based around a science convention where a murder takes place and they need to solve the crime using basic and advanced queries. Fair Cop Marksheet.docx
Unit 5 – Bringing history to life
(4 lessons)
This is another team activity where they work together to plan, create and evaluate stop-frame animations to re-enact a historical event of their choice.

Bringing history to life Marksheet.docx

Average  Level

Easter
13 Weeks Unit 6 – Scratch
(13 lessons)
An introduction to programming techniques including understanding writing algorithms and creating games using Scratch.

Scratch Marksheet.docx

Average  Level


  Independent enquirers Team workers Effective participants Self-managers Reflective learners Creative thinkers
Unit 1 – Do aliens exist? X   X     X
Unit 2 – Technology     X X X  
Unit 3 – Sound Effect Story   X       X
Unit 4 – Fair Cop X   X   X  
Unit 5 – Bringing history to life   X       X
Unit 6 – Scratch X     X    

 

Year 9

In year 9 students are taught in mixed ability groups. Main topics covered are:

Unit 9A - Managing a Project Unit 9B - Global communication Unit 9C - Flowcharts, Control, Modelling

Produce publicity materials for Summer Fever Concert
Mail Merge letter
Systems development life cycle
Identify a problem
Analyse the needs
Design the system
Implement the system
Test the system
Evaluate and improve the system
Organising and sequencing work
End of Unit Level
Independent Project

Designing questionnaires
Using e-mail
Designing, populating and querying databases
Presenting information
End of Unit Level
Independent Project

Writing a program
Flowcharts
Sequencing
Looping
Iteration
Advanced Spreadsheet
End of Unit Level
Independent Project

Assessment Information:

9A Independent Project/Homework tasks
9C Independent Project/Homework tasks

Year 10 & 11

In year 10-11 students are taught in mixed ability groups. Course details are as follows:

GCSE ICT
 

Exam Board and Syllabus number:

OCR- J046 Full Course

Assessment Information

Year 10 - Two controlled assessments projects are completed.
BO62 - Practical Application in ICT, 30%
BO64 - Creative use of ICT, 30%

Year 11 - Consists of lessons in theory in preparation for final exams.
BO61 - ICT in Today’s World
1hr written exam, 20%
BO63 - ICT in Context Assessment
1hr written exam based on pre-released scenario, 20%

Main topics covered

  • ICT systems
  • Exchanging information
  • Presenting information
  • Manipulating data
  • Keeping data safe and secure
  • Legal, social, ethical and environmental issues when using ICT
  • Using ICT systems
  • Monitoring, measurement and control technology
  • ICT and modern living

Textbook

OCR Information Communication Technology GCSE -ISBN: 978-1-444-10864-4

Year 12 & 13

GCE ICT - AS Level GCE ICT- A2 Level

Exam Board and Syllabus number:

OCR- H117

Assessment Information

There are no optional units in the Advanced GCE specification. Students must take:
Unit -G061 (theory 60%)
Unit -G062 (coursework 40%)

Main topics covered

AS - Students will develop a wide range of ICT skills together with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of ICT. This could form a basis for progression into further learning, including progression from AS to A2, and/or employment. Students are encouraged to become discerning users of ICT.



Textbook

OCR ICT for AS ISBN: 978-0-340-95828-5

Exam Board and Syllabus number:

OCR- H117

Assessment Information

There are no optional units in the Advanced GCE specification. Students must take:
Unit -G063 (theory 60%)
Unit -G064 (coursework 40%)

Main topics covered

A2 - Students are expected to explore the need for communication between computer-based information systems, and between human users and computer-based information systems; design and selection of ICT solutions for a range of problems; have knowledge of a range of application areas and demonstrate knowledge of information and communications technologies and their applications and capabilities, both in general and within a context.

Textbook

OCR ICT for A2 ISBN: 978-0-340-96651-8

Staff

  • Mrs. R. Rose-Green (Subject Leader)
  • Mrs. J. Brennan
  • Mr. J. Whipp
  • Ms. I. Yakovleva
  • Mrs. A. Campbell

Facilities

The ICT department has 4 dedicated computer rooms each 25-30 terminals. All have interactive whiteboards and speakers. Also there is a conference room with facility for 16 laptops, interactive whiteboard and speakers. There are 3 other computer suites available around the school and most classrooms have 2 or more computers on hand.

Extra Curricular

ICT lunchtime clubs run Monday - Friday conducted by specialist teacher who will assist with class work, project and homework activities.