It is vital that all pupils are equipped with a strong set of digital skills before they move on to the next stage of their learning. Therefore all pupils in year 10 and 11, including those already studying iMedia and GCSE computer science, will complete core computing.
What skills will I develop?
You will learn the basic digital skills. This will include being confident using office applications (Word), and online collaborative tools (sharepoint, Teams and OneNote). In addition you will continue to learn about how to stay safe online. We will also examine how algorithmic thinking approaches can be used as study techniques.
What syllabus will I follow?
As part of the core computing curriculum pupils will also complete the inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) award. The iDEA award will help you to develop your digital, enterprise and employability skills. More information about the award can be found here: https://idea.org.uk/.
What will the course look like?
The core curriculum will be delivered through your core KS4 subjects (MFL, English, Science, Maths and PE). You will complete the Bronze award for iDEA during the curriculum extension days and for homework throughout year 10 and autumn term in year 11. The assessments can be completed independently, and you will be guided through their learning. The qualification takes 20-25 hours in total over 12 months. Topics that will be covered include:
Internet and Web
Social Media in Business
Working from Home
What homework will I get?
You will be set homework through the core subjects approximately once every half term in order to give you sufficient opportunity to complete the iDEA award.
How will I be assessed?
You will complete the online assessments to achieve iDEA badges with the aim of achieving the Bronze award.
What jobs or further courses of study might this lead to?
The iDEA award is a widely recognised qualification and is something that will help you in future employment or study
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