KS3

KS3 Y7 – Smart Skills 7

The key stage three ICT course focuses on practical skills needed to use computers effectively. The course is projects based with real life scenarios designed to engage and motivate students. The aim is to allow students to develop the skills and knowledge to use ICT safely and to prepare them for GCSE level courses.

Course contents:

Unit 7.0: Moving On Up! Internet communication and e-safety

Unit 7.1: Where I Live Multimedia presentations

Unit 7.2: Bizarre Facts Searching the internet and collecting information

Unit 7.3: Endangered Animals Promoting a charity (leaflet and podcast)

Unit 7.4: Extreme Sports Financial modelling and marketing

Unit 7.5: Murder Most Horrid Exploring databases

Unit 7.6: Game On! Sequencing instructions and computer games

 

Formal assessment is at the end of each unit and is task based.

 

KS3 Y8–Smart Skills 8

Course contents:

Unit 8.1: Environmental Tourists Datalogging and information systems

Unit 8.2: Jump on the Bandwagon! Website authoring and design

Unit 8.3: Information Superhighway Searching the internet and collecting information

Unit 8.4: Band Manager Spreadsheet modelling

Unit 8.5: GamePlan IT Sequencing instructions and game design

Unit 8.6: Mind your own Business! Planning, marketing, podcasting and video editing

 

Formal assessment is at the end of each unit and is task based.