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Key Stage 3 Computing Information

Key Stage 3 at Llanishen High spans from Year 7 to Year 8.  In line with this and New Curriculum Wales Key Stage 3 topics listed below.
 

Year 7 Topics

In line with Donaldson’s principles:
 
  • Character Building
  • First Weeks at LHS
  • All about The Internet
  • Scratch Food Chain
  • Internet of Things [IoT]
  • Input & Output
  • Algorithms
  • Sensors
  • Eisteddfod Competition
  • Using Adobe Spark
  • Computer technologies (Old & New)
  • Encryption
  • Investigating the inner workings of a PC 
 

Year 8 Topics (more topics coming soon)

  • Networks 
  • Research & Images 
  • Game Maker 
  • Eisteddfod
  • Spreadsheet 
  • Adobe Spark 
  • Webpage
 
The knowledge and experiences at Key Stage 3 are varied and allow a strong backbone of knowledge into Key Stage 4 Digital Technology, ICT and Computer Science. 
 

Key Stage 4 GCSE Information

Key stage 4 at Llanishen High Spans from Year 9 to Year 11.  This course is linear and as such needs to be completed within a 2 year period.
 
The WJEC GCSE qualification in Digital Technology is a broad-based qualification that allows pupils to build on the digital skills, knowledge and understanding that is used both in school and everyday lives. It is designed for pupils who wish to begin their journey towards a career that utilises digital technologies or to progress onto advanced level programmes of learning involving digital technologies.  
 
The qualification will allow pupils to develop understanding of the range of digital technology systems at use in our connected and globalised society. It will also allow pupils to explore the ever-evolving nature of digital technology systems and how these systems can be used productively, creatively and safely.  
 

At GCSE, we follow the WJEC specification. Information and the full specification can be found here.  You will learn:

 

Unit 1 (40% of final grade)

The Digital World 
On-screen examination: 1 hour 30 minutes - 80 marks
 
Units consist of: 
  • Digital technology systems
  • The value of digital technology
  • Perspectives on digital technology

Areas of content: 
  • Data 
  • Digital Technology Systems 
  • Digital Communications
  • Impact of digital systems on organisations and individuals
  • Securing data and systems
  • Changing digital technologies 
 
 

Unit 2 (40% of final grade)

Digital Practices
Non-exam assessment: 45 hours - 80 marks 
 
Units consist of: 
  • Interrogating spreadsheet data
  • Data - informed digital products
 
Areas of content: 
  • Data organisation
  • Data analytics
  • Planning digital products
  • Developing digital products
  • Evaluating digital products
 
 

Unit 3 (20% of final grade)

Communicating in the digital world
Non-exam assessment: 15 hours - 60 marks 
 
Units consist of: 
  • Social media and online marketing communications
  • Creating digital assets and planning digital communications
 
Areas of content: 
  • Forms of online marketing communications
  • Impact of online marketing communications
  • Creating digital assets
  • Planning digital communications
  • Evaluating digital products
 
 

Digital Technology Pathway

Year 9

This year will see the completion of the unit 2 section.  You will:

  • Interrogate data, within a spreadsheet to find outcomes.  These outcomes will assist you, to decide on the content of a Maze game you are to create
  • Use the results from the interrogation to create your game.  You will use Game Maker software to design Sprits (characters), backgrounds and program the controls, difficulty, scores, enemies, lives count and winning / lose screens etc
  • Host all the work and evidence of your products in a website, you make in dreamweaver software
There will also be elements of theory unit 1 specification, embedded in the year 9 SOW, to practice exam questions and build the knowledge for the examination in year 10. 
 
Year 10
This year will see the continuation of the unit 1 theory, from year 9 and the completion of the unit 3 section.  You will:
 
  • By the end of the year, completed many theory topics and subsequent examinations to embed the examination skills and knowledge.  
  • Analyse social media, the benefits and draw backs, and marketing.  From a given content, you will create a campaign advertising via digital communication mediums.

Key Stage 5 - ICT & Digital Technology


Key stage 5 at Llanishen High Digital Technology GCSE Spans from Year 11 to Year 13. 
 
The WJEC A Level qualification in Digital Technology is a broad-based qualification that allows pupils to build on the digital skills, knowledge and understanding that is used both in school and everyday lives. It is designed for pupils who wish to begin their journey towards a career that utilises digital technologies or to progress onto advanced level programmes of learning involving digital technologies.  
 
The qualification will allow pupils to develop understanding of the range of digital technology systems at use in our connected and globalised society. It will also allow pupils to explore the ever-evolving nature of digital technology systems and how these systems can be used productively, creatively and safely.  
 

Unit 1 (40% of final grade)

The Digital World 
On-screen examination: 1 hour 30 minutes - 80 marks
 
Units consist of: 
  • Digital technology systems
  • The value of digital technology
  • Perspectives on digital technology

Areas of content: 
  • Data 
  • Digital Technology Systems 
  • Digital Communications
  • Impact of digital systems on organisations and individuals
  • Securing data and systems
  • Changing digital technologies 

Unit 2 (40% of final grade)

Digital Practices
Non-exam assessment: 45 hours - 80 marks 
 
Units consist of: 
  • Interrogating spreadsheet data
  • Data - informed digital products
 
Areas of content: 
  • Data organisation
  • Data analytics
  • Planning digital products
  • Developing digital products
  • Evaluating digital products
 
 

Unit 3 (20% of final grade)

Communicating in the digital world
Non-exam assessment: 15 hours - 60 marks 
 
Units consist of: 
  • Social media and online marketing communications
  • Creating digital assets and planning digital communications
 
Areas of content: 
  • Forms of online marketing communications
  • Impact of online marketing communications
  • Creating digital assets
  • Planning digital communications
  • Evaluating digital products
 
 

 

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