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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School

Year 10 

Curriculum Intention:

  • The course will build on the knowledge, understanding and skills established through the Computer Science elements of the Key Stage 3 programme of study. The content has been designed not only to allow for a solid basis of understanding but to engage learners and get them thinking about real world application.
  • The Programming Project (whilst not part of the final grade) is designed to be engaging, enabling learners to demonstrate their skills in a way which suits them.
  • The Computer Science course encourages learners to be inspired, and challenged through completing a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study.
  • The specification will help learners to gain an insight into related sectors.
  • It will prepare learners to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices within the IT, Mathematical, Science and other STEM based industries.

 

Curriculum Implementation:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Sept 2nd - Oct 14th

Component 2: Computational thinking, algorithms and programming

 

Component 1: Computer Systems

 

Practical Programming

Jan 6th – 10th Feb

Component 2: Computational thinking, algorithms and programming

 

Component 1: Computer Systems
 

Practical Programming

20th April – 18th May

Component 2: Computational thinking, algorithms and programming

 

Component 1: Computer Systems

 

Practical Programming

Half term

Half term

Half term

Oct 28th – Dec 16th

Component 2: Computational thinking, algorithms and programming

 

Component 1: Computer Systems

 

Practical Programming

24th Feb – 30th March

Component 2: Computational thinking, algorithms and programming

 

Component 1: Computer Systems

 

Practical Programming

1st June – 13th July

Component 2: Computational thinking, algorithms and programming

 

Component 1: Computer Systems

 

Christmas Holidays

Easter Holidays

Summer Holidays

 

Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms
  • Analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs
  • Understand the components that make up digital systems; how they communicate with one another and with other systems; how they impact wider society
  • Apply mathematical skills relevant to Computer Science.
  • Through internal past paper practice and results
  • Through students feedback on learning
  • Through class based discussions / AFL techniques

Employability skills:

The following skills are acquired and practiced throughout: thinking and programming skills; programming language;  programming techniques; design, analysis and development of computer systems; testing and evaluation; computational logic; understanding of ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns of computing

 

Year 11 

Curriculum Intention:

  • The course will build on the knowledge, understanding and skills established through the Computer Science elements of the Key Stage 3 programme of study. The content has been designed not only to allow for a solid basis of understanding but to engage learners and get them thinking about real world application.
  • The Programming Project (whilst not part of the final grade) is designed to be engaging, enabling learners to demonstrate their skills in a way which suits them.
  • The Computer Science course encourages learners to be inspired, and challenged through completing a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study.
  • The specification will help learners to gain an insight into related sectors.
  • It will prepare learners to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices within the IT, Mathematical, Science and other STEM based industries.

 

Curriculum Implementation:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Sept 2nd - Oct 14th

Revision Component 1 & 2

Practical Programming

Jan 6th – 10th Feb

Revision Component 1 & 2

Practical Programming

20th April – 18th May

Revision Component 1 & 2

Practical Programming

Half term

Half term

Half term

Oct 28th – Dec 16th

Revision Component 1 & 2

Mock Preparation

24th Feb – 30th March

Revision Component 1 & 2

Practical Programming

1st June – 13th July

N/A

 

Christmas Holidays

Easter Holidays

Summer Holidays

 

Outcomes:

Students will be able to

  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms
  • Analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs
  • Understand the components that make up digital systems; how they communicate with one another and with other systems; how they impact wider society
  • Apply mathematical skills relevant to Computer Science.
  • Through internal past paper practice and results
  • Through students feedback on learning
  • Through class based discussions / AFL techniques

Employability skills:

The following skills are acquired and practiced throughout: thinking and programming skills; programming language;  programming techniques; design, analysis and development of computer systems; testing and evaluation; computational logic; understanding of ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns of computing