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Here is an overview of the years 7 & 8 courses for both ICT and Computing; select an item to find out more details:
  Year 7 ICT
Year 7 Computing
Year 8 ICT
Year 8 Computing
Term
1

Introduction to network;
Using the school network, web gateway and email

e-safety;
Research & presentation


Introduction to Scratch;
Cat & mouse, car racing and whack a mole
Video Editing;
Getting to grips with video editing

HTML coding;
Creating web pages using textual coding

Binary;
Converting between denary and binary. Understanding of morse code and ASCII
Term
2

Photoshop;
General skills plus font and barcode design

CAD;
Design a kitchen using IKEA CAD designer

Microbit coding;
Intro, Magic 8 Ball, Rock, Paper, Scissors, Music score and Independent coding

Sound Manipulaton;
General sound manipulation with audicity

Photoshop techniques;

Buttons, animation

Avatar Design;
Digital avatars. Create one for peers


Code Breaking;
Code breaking including bletchley park activitities

Algorithms;
Lego instructions

Term
3

Radio Station;
Jingles using audicity


BYOB procedures;
Triangles, Pentagons and any polygon procedures

Arcade game creation;
Frogger with Scratch

Database Design;
Create pokemon database including form. Students to then create one of their own.

Introduction to Python;
Quiz, Area &  Volume, Vowels etc

Term
4
ICT in the Cinema;
Advertisment flyer and spreadsheet booking system

Kodu Game Creation;

Web Design;
Create your first web pages with Dreamweaver

 

Processing (Java);
Create 2D and 3D objects by coding shapes


Makey Makey;
Design your own keyboard


Term
5
Stop Motion;
Lego build. Animated constructions from using instructions.

Algorithms;
Lego instructions

Makey Makey;
Design your own keyboard

Spreadsheet;
Creating a model with a user interface

Space Invaders Assessment;
Complete tasks within scratch
Term
6
Dragons Den;
Design an app and then pitch the idea via presentation, flyer and spreadsheet

Arcade game creaton;
Breakout
and/or Bezerk using joystick/xbox controllers

Augmented Reality;
Videos showing AR in action. Practical experiences

Flash Adverts with Mediator9; advertisement web banner design

Theory;  
IO Devices, Filetypes and Memory

Scratch 2.0 Webcam games;
Wishi Washi, Kungfu and Spinning plates