Curriculum and Assessment Maps
This is an area designed strategically to introduce students to the digital sector which will ensure they gain important knowledge, understanding and skills that are foundations for working in the area. It includes many of the skills that are used by professionals on a day-to-day basis, such as project planning, designing, and creating user interfaces along with keeping data secure. It will allow the learner to learn about virtual workplaces, cyber security, and legal issues, with the opportunity to apply these in realistic scenarios
The curriculum organises the various topics of the programme of study into clear objectives. It outlines what students need to know, what they must be able to apply and how to extend that knowledge where appropriate into other field of study.
THE RELEVANCE OF THE SUBJECT
The digital sector is a major source of employment in the UK, with 1.46 million people working in digital companies and around 45,000 digital jobs advertised at any one time. Digital skills span all industries; almost all jobs in the UK today require employees to have a good level of digital literacy. The UK has positioned itself to be the ‘digital capital of Europe’ as it continues to invest billions every year in digital skills and commerce.
- ICT SYSTEMS
- MODELLING WITH SPREADSHEET/COMPUTER SIMULATION
- DATA, INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE
- Code Cracking
- USING SCRATCH TO CREATE DESIGNS AND GAMES
- LEGAL FRAMEWORK DATA PROTECTION, COMPUTER MISUSE AND ICT ACTS
- RISKS AND IMPLICATIONS OF ICT
- Effective Digital Working Practices
- Introduction to GIMP and its usage
- Business Documents
Pupils will be assessed at the end of each term.