Curriculum Intent Summary

Delivering the core knowledge of Computer Science, giving students a full experience of industry practice, enabling them to be successful at KS3, KS4 and beyond. We will develop students’ practical and creative skills ensuring they become well-rounded computer scientists whilst discovering their talents as programmers. 

Please find below a link to a Computing Video. The video is to share with you what students will be learning over the Spring Term.
Year 

Group  

Term 1  Term 2  Term 3  Term 4   Term 5  Term 6 
9  Web Development  Digital Graphics 

 

 

Pre-Production Documents 

 

  • Identify and review features of a range of websites for a range of purposes. 
  • Explain different connection methods and devices that can be used to access the internet. 
  • Design and plan a multipage website inline with a client brief and target audience. 
  • Produce a range of planning documents such as a mind map, mood board, visualisation diagram and a work flow diagram. 
  • Create a multipage website using Dreamweaver. 
  • Use the features of Dreamweaver such as CSS, Templates, Hyperlinking, Embedded Videos, Maps, Search bars and Navigation Menus. 
  • Design a range of tests to ensure the functionality and suitability of your website. 
  • Review your website for areas of strengths and areas for improvement. 

 

 

  • Identify and review features of a range of digital graphics for a range of purposes. 
  • Describe a range of file types and their suitability. 
  • Design and plan a digital graphic in line with a client brief and target audience. 
  • Produce a range of planning documents such as a mind map, mood board, visualisation diagram and a work flow diagram. 
  • Create a digital graphic using Photoshop. 
  • Use the features of Photoshop such as, selection tools, removal tools, adjustment layers, filters and effects to produce a digital graphic. 
  • Review your digital graphic for areas of strengths and areas for improvement. 

 

 

 

  • Learn the purpose and uses of the following planning documents. 
  • Mood boards 
  • Mind Maps 
  • Visualisation Diagrams 
  • Storyboards 
  • Client Brief 
  • Scripts 
  • Target Audience 
  • Work Flow Diagrams. 
  • Describe a range of file types including their purpose. 
  • Explain how legislation effects the use of graphics. 
10  R085 Multipage Website 

 

 

 

 

 

R082 Digital Graphics  

 

 

 

R081 Pre-Production Documents 

 

 

 

 

  • Complete the first unit of controlled coursework worth 25% of the final grade. 
  • Identify and review features of a range of websites for a range of purposes. 
  • Explain different connection methods and devices that can be used to access the internet. 
  • Design and plan a multipage website in line with a client brief and target audience. 
  • Produce a range of planning documents such as a mind map, mood board, visualisation diagram and a work flow diagram. 
  • Create a multipage website using Dreamweaver. 
  • Use the features of Dreamweaver such as CSS, Templates, Hyperlinking, Embedded Videos, Maps, Search bars and Navigation Menus. 
  • Produce evidence of the advance features you have used. 
  • Design a range of tests to ensure the functionality and suitability of your website. 
  • Publish your website to a suitable file format.  
  • Review your website for areas of strengths and areas for improvement. 
  • Present your work in a suitable format. 

 

 

 

  • Complete the second unit of controlled coursework worth 25% of the final grade. 
  • Identify and review features of a range of digital graphics for a range of purposes. 
  • Describe a range of file types and their suitability. 
  • Design and plan a digital graphic in line with a client brief and target audience. 
  • Produce a range of planning documents such as a mind map, mood board, visualisation diagram and a work flow diagram. 
  • Create a digital graphic using Photoshop. 
  • Use the features of Photoshop such as, selection tools, removal tools, adjustment layers, filters and effects to produce a digital graphic. 
  • Produce evidence of the advance features you have used. 
  • Publish your digital graphic to a range of suitable file types. 
  • Review your digital graphic for areas of strengths and areas for improvement. 

 

  • Further develop skills and knowledge learnt in year 9. 
  • Learn about camera angles, shots focus and movement. 
  • Further learn about the purpose and features of a range of planning documents. 
  • Explain health and safety measures that should be taken in a workplace environment. 

 

11  R087 Interactive Multimedia Products 

  • Complete the final unit of controlled coursework worth 25% of the final grade. 
  • Identify and review features of a range of multimedia products for a range of purposes. 
  • Explain the hardware and software required to create and display interactive multimedia products. 
  • Produce a range of planning documents such as a mind map, mood board, visualisation diagram and a work flow diagram. 
  • Create an interactive multimedia product using PowerPoint. 
  • Use the features of PowerPoint such as transitions, animations, hyperlinking and embedding videos. 
  • Use other programs such as Photoshop to edit or create graphics. 
  • Produce evidence of the advance features you have used. 
  • Design a range of tests to ensure the functionality and suitability of your interactive multimedia product. 
  • Publish your interactive multimedia product to a suitable file format.  
  • Review your interactive multimedia product for areas of strengths and areas for improvement. 
  • Present your work in a suitable format. 

 

 

 

 

 

R081 Pre-Production Documents 

  • Revision for the exam that is worth 25% of final grade. 
  • Identify the features and explain the suitability of a range of planning documents including; 
  • Learn the purpose and uses of the following planning documents. 
  • Mood boards 
  • Mind Maps 
  • Visualisation Diagrams 
  • Storyboards 
  • Client Brief 
  • Scripts 
  • Target Audience 
  • Work Flow Diagrams. 
  • Describe a range of file types including their purpose. 
  • Explain how legislation effects the use of graphics. 
  • Learn about camera angles, shots focus and movement. 
  • Further learn about the purpose and features of a range of planning documents. 
  • Explain health and safety measures that should be taken in a workplace environment.