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ICT

‘Building powerful knowledge to grow confident & creative global citizens.’

The use of IT, Information Technology, is critical to so many activities, both whilst learning at the Lincoln Academy as well as being part of society as it operates today.  Knowledge and understanding, alongside developing appropriate skills in the use of technology ensure that our students gain the abilities required to safely, efficiently and appropriately use the plethora of devices available in day to day life and beyond.  Students are increasingly inquisitive users of technology who develop interests in different areas, whether they be refining their design and creative skills, enthusiasm to know more about computers themselves, or a curiosity for all things linked to cyber security.  They are able to articulate ways to stay safe in an online world as the build knowledge of the risks encountered by users of internet enabled devices.

Year 7 – IT technology rotation (+ Year 8 19/20)

Topic 1 - Computer Hardware

  • Inputs and Outputs
  • The CPU and internal components
  • Memory and Storage
  • PC Specs

‚ÄčTopic 2 - Programming with Scratch

  • Program creation
  • Designing and developing a game

Topic 3 - Introduction to Python!

  • Introduction to Python
  • Naming variables
  • If.....Else:
  • Developing a program with Python

Year 8 – IT technology rotation 20/21

Topic 1 – Digital Literacy

  • Cyberbullying and grooming
  • Sexting and selfies

Topic 2 – HTML

  • Understanding tags
  • Formatting
  • Creating a web page

Topic 3 – Developing skills in Python

  • Drawing
  • Numbers

 

Year 10 – Year 11 (2019-2021)

BTEC L1/L2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/digital-information-technology.html

  • Component 1 – Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques
  • Component 2 – Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data
  • Component 3 – Effective Digital Working Practices

Year 11 (2019-2020)

OCR National L1/L2 Certificate in Creative iMedia

https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/115888-specification.pdf

  • R081 – Pre-Production Skills
  • R082 – Digital Graphics
  • R086 – Digital Animation
  • R087 – Interactive Multimedia

Year 12 – Year 13 (Single Option)

OCR L3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT

https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/258715-centre-handbook-diplomas.pdf

  • Unit 1 – Fundamentals of IT
  • Unit 2 – Global Information
  • Unit 5 – Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Unit 13 – Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • Unit 17 – Internet of Everything

Year 12 – Year 13 (Double Option)

OCR L3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT

https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/258715-centre-handbook-diplomas.pdf

Units as per single option, plus the following:

  • Unit 3 – Cyber Security
  • Unit 9 – Project Management
  • Unit 12 – Mobile Technologies
  • Unit 16 – Smarter Planet
  • + 2 more units to be confirmed