Computing and Digital Media

About Us
Students of the modern world encounter technology in every aspect of their lives. At Clyst Vale we offer a curriculum at key stage three which gives students all of the skills required to work and study ensuring I.T skills.

Students have the opportunity to complete multimedia tasks and create their own, videos, sounds, images and animations. Digital Media qualifications are taught at KS4

A key part of our curriculum is computing which is studied from year 7 and can become a focus in KS4 and KS5.

Unpinning all computing is a commitment to digital literacy and safety. Being able to use technology safely and evaluate content is a key skill of modern living and something we take very seriously at Clyst Vale.

 

Miss M Higginson Head of Computing   
Mr A Bailey Teacher of Computing, Head of Yellow School   
Mr G Turl Teacher of Computing & Digital Media   
Mr D Hewlett Teacher of KS3 Computing & Digital Media   
Mr P Colin Teacher of  ICT, Computing & Digital Media, Deputy Principal  
Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Autumn 1- My Digital Survival Kit

Basic IT skills

Autumn 2- My Digital Time Capsule

Web design and E-safety

Spring 1- My Media Pantomime

Sound, Video and Animation

Spring 2 – Microbit

Programming

Summer 1- My IT Research  Project

Internet research, technology & office applications

Summer 2-Starting from Scratch

Programming and Game design

 

Autumn 1- My Virtual Team

Programming, use of electronic communication, software development and E-safety

Spring 1- Top Trumps
Creating, editing and interrogating Databases

Spring 2 – Whats inside the box

Programming python, computer science inc. binary

Summer 1- My IT Research Project

Internet research, technology & office applications

Summer 2- Handling Real World Data

Spread Sheets

Autumn 1- Visual Basic

Programming, Computing Theory

Autumn 2-Digital Images Truth of Fiction

Photoshop/image editing

Digital literacy

Spring 1- Our Social website

Web design and research of topical issues of safety

Summer – My favourite IT skill independent learning project

Deep Learning Day

Developing essential IT skills for completing GCSE work across the curriculum and for the work place.

 

KS4 Structure until Sept 2016
ICT Cambridge National

Level 1/2 in ICT

OCR
Digital Media Cambridge National

Level 1/2 in Creative Imedia

OCR
Computing GCSE Computing OCR

 Long Term Plan Year 10 /11 Cambridge Nationals Creative Imedia

Year 10:Autumn Year 10: Spring Year 10: Summer
Digital Media Assets
Research, planning , creating and evaluating a DVD cover.Assessed unit 25%
Digital Media Assets Continued

 

Video Creation
Research, planning , creating and evaluating a trailer for a movie.

Assessed unit 25%

Video Creation Continued –

Learning about mark schemes and time for improvements

 

Year 11: Autumn 1 Year 11: Spring 1 Year 11: Summer  1
Third Unit of Choice

Either Digital Photography OR Animation

Assessed unit 25%

Creative Imedia Theory Creative Imedia Theory & terminal exam.

Assessed unit 25% by exam

 Long Term Plan Year 10 /11 Cambridge Nationals ICT

Year 10: Mr Colin Year 10: Mr Bailey
R002

Using ICT to Create Business Solutions

Creation and manipulation Office Applications in business

Assessed unit 25%

 

R010

Developing Control Systems

Using programming to manipulation of input and output devices for  a purpose

Assessed unit 25%

Year 11: Autumn 1 Year 11: Spring  & Summer
Third Assessed Unit
Yet to be chosenAssessed unit 25%
R001

Understanding Computer Systems

Basic computer science

Assessed unit 25% by exam

 

In September 16 these courses will be replaced with a new Btec Course.

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Information and Creative Technology
(Equivalent to One GCSE)

Explore the fundamentals of technology and gain the practical skills, knowledge and understanding to design, make and review:

  • Information technology systems and products, e.g. a software program
  • Creative technology products, e.g. a digital animation
  • Products that combine IT and creative technology, e.g. website or mobile app

Who is it for?

This course will develop essential IT skills required in any career requiring use of computers including Art, Science Business & IT.
BTEC’s provide a practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a theoretical background, to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment.

How is it assessed?

This course is assessed by electronic portfolios of work that students produce. And one externally marked assessment.
Core Units:

The Online World-
This unit will help you understand the main technologies and processes behind the internet and investigate how they come together to let you view websites and send information across the world.
Assessed with online test.
A Digital Portfolio-

You will learn how to create a digital portfolio that includes a series of web pages with links to content that you have created. You will learn how to make use of multimedia assets such as images, sound and video to make your portfolio appealing and engaging.
Assessed internally – portfolio of work.

Optional Units:
Creating Digital AnimationCreating Digital AudioCreating Digital GraphicsCreating Digital VideoSpread sheet Development

Database Development

Website Development

Assessed internally – portfolio of work.

 Year 10 / 11 Long Term Planning Computing

Year 10:Autumn 1 Year 10: Autumn 2 Year 10: Spring 1 Year 10: Spring 2 Year 10: Summer 1 Year 10: Summer 2
A451:

What is a computer system?

Data Representation

Basic Programming Concepts using Visual Basic

A452:

Preparation for Practical Investigation

Assessed Unit 30%

Controlled Assessment

 

A452:

Controlled Assessment

20 hours of independent work.

Assessed Unit 30%

Controlled Assessment

 

A452:

Finishing off

A451: Programming Concepts

A453:

Preparation for Programming Project

Assessed Unit 30%

Controlled Assessment

 

A453:

Controlled Assessment

20 hours of independent work.

Assessed Unit 30%

Controlled Assessment

 

Year 11: Autumn 1 Year 11: Autumn 2 Year 11: Spring 1 Year 11: Spring 2 Year 11: Summer  1 Year 11: Summer 2
A453:

Finishing off

A451:

Software

Hardware

Mock exam Dec
Examinable component 40%

:

A451:

Databases

Networks

Programming concepts (theory)

 

A451:

Revision and exam prep

A451:

Revision and exam prep

Terminal Exam

Examinable component 40%

 

N/A

 Computing students will be following a new curriculum from Sept 2016.

COMPUTING GCSE

This is a course that has real relevance in our modern world. While learners will no doubt already have some knowledge of computers and related areas, the course will give them an in-depth understanding of how computer technology works and a look at what goes on “behind the scenes”. As part of this, they will investigate computer programming, which many learners find interesting.

Who is it for?

Students who wish to pursue a detailed study of IT systems and learn a little more about what happens behind the scenes, including computer networks, security and hacking, hardware fundamentals or wish to start to learn the basics of writing their own computer programmes.
How is it assessed?

This course is assessed using a mixture of written examination, practical programming challenge.
Paper 1: Computational thinking and problem solving (40% of GCSE)
Computational thinking, problem solving, code tracing and applied computing as well as theoretical knowledge of computer science from subject content.Paper 2: Written assessment (40% of GCSE)
Theoretical knowledge from subject content
Non-exam assessment (20% of GCSE)
The non-exam assessment (NEA) assesses a student’s ability to use the knowledge and skills gained through the course to solve a practical programming problem. Students will be expected to follow a systematic approach to problem solving, consistent with the skills taught during theory lessons.

Year 12/13 Computing Long Term Planning (Subject to Revision New Syllabus Sept 16)

Year 12

Mr Bailey

F452 Programming

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
·         Designing solutions to problems

·         The structure of procedural programs

·         Data types and data structures

·         Common facilities of procedural languages

·         Writing maintainable programs

·         Testing and running a solution

Revision

1.30 hour paper

F454
Project.
Year 12

Mrs Higginson

F451 Computing Theory

• Hardware

• Software

• Data: its presentation, structure and management

Data transmission and networking

Systems development life cycle

Characteristics of information systems

Implications of computer use
Revision of:• Hardware• Software• Data: its presentation, structure and management 

 

Revision of:

Data transmission and networking

Systems development life cycle

Characteristics of information systems

Exam Prep: F453:

Functions of an operating system.

Year 13

Mr Bailey

F454 Project

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer  1 Summer 2
Definition, investigation and analysis

 

Design

Software development and testing

 

 

Software development and testing

Documentation

(A453)

Data structures and data manipulation

Documentation

Evaluation

The written report

Exam prep:

A453

N/A
Year 13

Mrs Higginson

F453 Computing Theory

The function of operating systems

The function and purpose of translators

 

Computer architectures

Data representation

High-level language programming paradigms

Programming techniques

Low-level languages

Databases

Revision

Exam prep: N/A

Long Term Plan Year 12/13 Creative ImediaFinal year for this qualification

Year 12:Autumn Year 12: Spring Year 12: Summer
Pre-Production Documents

Character Modelling

Pre-Production Documents

Character Modelling Cont.

Sound Effects(small unit)

Composite Effects

 

Pre-Production Documents

Composite Effects

 

Digital Media Assets

Year 12: Autumn 1 Year 12: Spring 1 Year 11: Summer  1
Digital Media Assets Cont.

Small Unit of Choice

Large Unit of choice N/A