The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 13 Computing Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1

    Project

    Design, code and test your own system

    Learn and use formal analysis techniques: interview; observation; record keeping; DFDs; ERDs; data dictionaries, etc.

    2

    Project

    Design, code and test your own system

    Developing structured programs. Use top-down/bottom-up design; use modules; structure charts, etc.

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    Paper 2 

    Computing theory

    Data representation (Number systems, image, sound and other data…)

    Fundamentals of computer systems (Hardware, software, instructions…)

    Computer organisation and architecture (Internal components, cpu operation…)

    Consequences of use of computing (Laws, ethics, consequences…)

    Communication and networking (LAN, WAN, protocols, client-server…)

    Database design and SQL (designing databases and using SQL)

    Big Data. Managing large volumes/sizes of data

    Functional Programming (Understanding and writing functional programs

    2

    Paper 2 

    Computing theory

    As above

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    Paper 2  and Paper 1 revisit

    Computing theory

    As above

    2

    NA

    NA

     

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Project

    Written coursework assessed

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Project

    Written coursework assessed

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Paper 2

    Mock Exam

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details 

    Term 

    Text books

    AQA Computing A Level

    Programming in Visual Basic

    All

    Recommended websites

    www.aqa.org.uk

    www.computinghistory.org.uk

    www.bletchleypark.org.uk

    www.vbtutor.net

    www.w3schools.com

    www.teach-ict.com

    www.techopedia.com

    All

    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activity

    Day and time or term

    Computing Clubs

    Lunchtime