Computing

Curriculum Details

KS4

Business / ICT

Content

Year 10

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

    As a Faculty we encourage parents/carers to support learning in a number of ways organisation. Encourage your child to check that they have all the equipment they need in their school bag the night before.Look at completed work. Encourage your child to plan their work. Encourage your child to read around the topic. Show an interest in the work your child is completing and talk to them about it. Revision. Encourage active revision using past papers and mark schemes (these will be provided), design posters of key information and talk through ideas that your son/daughter finds difficult.
    (All modules) Students will be given regular homework consisting of exam questions and homework related to the topic area. At key points your child will complete end of topic assessments.

Systems Architecture. Memory Storage. Wired/Wireles Networks. Network typologies, protocol and layers. System security. System software. Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns.

Computer Systems (50% of the overall qualification from Sep-May)

Computational thinking, algorithms and programming (50% of the overall qualification, Sep-May).

Algorythms representation. Programming Techniques. Computational logic. Translators and facilities of languages. Data representation.

NEA (Non Exam Assessment) students will develop their practical skills in a problem solving context by coding a solution to a given problem.

Study Guides & Resources

Extra Support

    AQA Computer Science Revision Guide £6. Past papers and schemes of work. Websites: BBC GCSE bitesize. Website: OCR. Website: AQAWebsite: Dynamic learning.

Content

Year 11

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Paper 1 - 1 hour and 30 minutes.Computational thinking and problem solving (Sep-May).

Fundamentals of algorithms, programming fundamentals of data representation, computer systems, 40% of the overall qualification.

    (All modules) Students will be given regular homework consisting of exam questions and homework related to the topic area.
    At key points your child will complete end of topic assessments. Your child will be supported in these if they need to cover some key topics after school.
    As a Faculty we encourage parents/carers to support learning in a number of ways:OrganisationEncourage your child to check that they have all the equipment they need in their school bag the night before.Look at completed work.Encourage your child to plan their work.Encourage your child to read around the topic.Show an interest in the work your child is completing and talk to them about it. Revision - encourage active revision using past papers and mark schemes (these will be provided), design posters of key information and talk through ideas that your son/daughter finds difficult.

Computational thinking, algorithms and programming (50% of the overall qualification, Sep-May).

Fundamentals of data representation. Computer systems. Fundamentals of computer networks. Fundamentals of cyber security. Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society, including issues of privacy. 40% of overall qualification.

NEA - students will develop their practical skills in a problem solving context by coding a solution to a given problem20% of the overall qualification (Sep-Dec).

Study Guides & Resources

    AQA Computer Science Revision Guide £6. Past papers and schemes of work. Website: BBC GCSE bitesize. Website: OCR. Website: AQA Website: Dynamic learning.

Extra Support

0115 938 7000

The Kimberley School

Newdigate St | Kimberley | Nottinghamshire | NG16 2NJ

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