Computing at Newhaven School

Computing (AQA GCSE)

TermUnitAssessment PiecesSpeaking & ListeningLiteracy/Numeracy fociOutcomes for studentsAchievement and Enjoyment (Growth)Opportunities for differentiationOpportunities to apply and enrich learning
Autumn 1Fundamentals of cyber securityPractise Questions, Past Papers, Student presentationsDiscussion of exam questions. Group work for revision tasks / end of unit tests.Literacy (Using key words in Practise Exam questions)

Numeracy (Coding / Binary / Hexadecimal conversion)
1 Understand the costs involved in business
2 Understand how businesses make a profit
3 Understand the planning tools businesses use to predict when they will start making a profit
Working in a team/pairs (group tasks set)

Waiting and responding
Work will be assessed at either Level 1 or Level 2 proficiency.Exam technique and preparation will be of use to all other subjects.
Autumn 2Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society, including issues of privacy

Fundamentals of computer networks
Practise Questions, Past Papers, Student presentationsDiscussion of exam questions. Group work for revision tasks / end of unit tests.Literacy (Using key words in Practise Exam questions)

Numeracy (Further use of charts and figures in documents)
1 Understand the tools businesses use to plan for success
2 Understand how businesses measure success
3 Understand how businesses can be more successful
To accept the success of others (public displays of exam marks)Work will be assessed at either Level 1 or Level 2 proficiency.Exam technique and preparation will be of use to all other subjects.
Spring 1Computer systemsPractise Questions, Past Papers, Student presentationsPresentations on Businesses by the studentsLiteracy (Using key words in presentations)

Numeracy (Charts and figures in presentations. Analysis of statistical material.
A: Know how trends and the current business environment may impact on a business
B: Plan an idea for a new business
C: Present a business model for a business start-up
To take turns (waiting turn before demonstrating to class a concept)Students still capable of L2 Distinction/Merit after the exams will be given extended project briefs in order to hit those criteria. Lower performance in the exam will result in students trying to obtain Level 2 Pass overall.Exam technique and preparation will be of use to all other subjects.
Spring 2Fundamentals of algorithms
Fundamentals of data representation
Practise Questions, Past Papers, Student presentationsInterview Techniques, PractiseLiteracy (Writing a CV, decoding job adverts)

Nueracy – analysing the performance of a business based on its balance sheet
Representing algorithmsWorking in a team/pairs (group tasks set)

Waiting and responding
Students still capable of L2 Distinction/Merit after the exams will be given extended project briefs in order to hit those criteria. Lower performance in the exam will result in students trying to obtain Level 2 Pass overall.Exam technique and preparation will be of use to all other subjects.
Summer 1Programming

Aspects of Software Development
Programming ProjectPresentations of Business Ideas by studentsLiteracy (using correct terminology in creating a business plan)

Numeracy (presenting cash flow projections)
A: Explore how businesses operate
B- Consider how market research helps a business to understand the market
Working in a team/pairs (group tasks set)

Waiting and responding
Students still capable of L2 Distinction/Merit after the exams will be given extended project briefs in order to hit those criteria. Lower performance in the exam will result in students trying to obtain Level 2 Pass overall.Programming Skills will be of use if any optional ECDL Programming Units are available for Enrichment students
Summer 2Programming ProjectProgramming ProjectPresentations of Business Ideas by studentsLiteracy (using correct terminology in creating a business plan)

Numeracy (presenting cash flow projections)
C: Investigate the use of the marketing mix (the 4Ps)Working in a team/pairs (group tasks set)

Waiting and responding
Students still capable of L2 Distinction/Merit after the exams will be given extended project briefs in order to hit those criteria. Lower performance in the exam will result in students trying to obtain Level 2 Pass overall.Programming Skills will be of use if any optional ECDL Programming Units are available for Enrichment students