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Unit 1 - e-skills

Unit 1

e-skills

Unit 2 - Hardware and Networks

Unit 2

Hardware and Networks

Unit 3 - Coding with Scratch

Unit 3

Coding with Scratch

Unit 4 - Coding with Python

Unit 4

Coding with Python

Unit 5 - Cryptography

Unit 5

Cryptography

Unit 6 - Microbit

Unit 6

Microbit

Assessment 1

Students will sit a 50 minute exam which will be a mixture of multiple choice and short answer questions. The two key areas covered will be e-skills and Hardware and Networks

Topics that will be covered in the exam:

e-skills

  • File Management
  • Using Office 365 online, Using Outlook, Understanding The Cloud
  • E-safety Social media, E-safety Cyberbullying and Scams, Protecting your identity online
  • Understanding privacy and security, Checking information,

Hardware and Networks

  • Input and output devices
  • Processing devices, Storage devices, Memory types RAM, ROM, Flash
  • What a computer network is, LANs, WANs, Network topologies
  • Wired and Wireless networks,

Resources to help students revise and prepare:


Assessment 2

Students will sit a 50 minute exam which will be a mixture of multiple choice and short answer questions. The two key areas covered will be Coding with Scratch and Coding with Python

Topics that will be covered in the exam:

Coding with Scratch

  • code sequences
  • creating sprites, moving sprites, changing costumes
  • using selection, sensing, forever loops
  • variables and assignment, broadcasting,

Coding with Python

  • code sequences
  • python output, debugging, variables and assignment
  • if then else, for loops, iteration

Resources to help students revise and prepare:


Assessment 3

Students will sit a 50 minute exam which will be a mixture of multiple choice and short answer questions. The two key areas covered will be Cryptography and Microbit

Topics that will be covered in the exam:

Cryptography

  • encryption
  • decryptions, ciphers, History of computing
  • famous people in computing, Cryptography keys, caeser cipher
  • substitution ciphers, cracking ciphers, Vigenere cipher

Microbit

  • code sequences
  • microbit output, testing, using x,y co-ordinates
  • microbit input, if statement and variables to make a pattern, for loops to count up and down
  • using switches, using sensors,

Resources to help students revise and prepare: