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Updated on 21 March 2016

This page shows work currently being undertaken with all classes in the Computing Department. The purpose of this page is to allow parents, carers and pupils to find out what work is currently being undertaken with any class. I aim to update this page at least once every week.



Higher Computing Science

Current work

We are currently completing the unit assessment for the ISDD unit, which involves creating a Website relating Computing Science to Climate Change. The deadline for submission of the final report for this is this week.

Work completed

Pupils who have not completed any of the following work for any reason must come in during study periods, lunchtimes or after school (by arrangement) as soon as possible in order to complete it, failure to do so will result in an incomplete course and in the failure to gain an overall course award.

  • Coursework: the SDD part of the coursework task (was due before the Feb break) concerning a program to load in data about ticket sales for the Choral Shield and to export some data to an external file.

    Pupils with incomplete items:
    Class H1D(Mr Scott): BeYa, LeIr

  • Coursework: the ISDD part of the coursework task concerning a database to manage data about ticket sales for the Choral Shield.

    Pupils with incomplete items:
    Class H1D(Mr Scott): BeYa, LeIr, MaAs, AdHa, GrMc, AlSp

  • Software Design and Development (SDD) unit assessment task: (was due before Christmas), a program to display prelim results and another concerning data about cars.

    Pupils with incomplete items:
    Class H1D(Mr Scott): BeYa, ThTe, GrMc, AlSp



N5 Computing Science

Current Work

We are currently completing the ISDD unit assessment, this involves creating a school information kiosk in PowerPoint, adding a page counter using VBscript and completing a short report.

Homework

Current homework is due 25 or 26 Feb 2016 depending on the class. The task is to complete the remaining questions (ie qu16 onwards) in the 2015 past paper.

Work completed

Pupils who have not completed any of the following work for any reason must come in during study periods, lunchtimes or after school (by arrangement) as soon as possible in order to complete it, failure to do so will result in an incomplete course and in the failure to gain an overall course award.

  • Software Design and Development unit assessment: (this was due before Christmas 2015). Design and implement a program to take in an order of the book ‘Software development for beginners’ and write up a short report.

    Pupils with incomplete items:
    Class N1B (Mr Scott): DaEn, AiFl, EuJo, AnPi, JaWi
    Class N1E (Mr Scott): HaLa, ThLi, KiMc, PaWa, ReWi

  • Coursework: the SDD part of the coursework (this was due before the Feb break). Design and create a program to work out the average number of visits pages in a games review website have received and write up a short report.

    Pupils with incomplete items:
    Class N1B (Mr Scott): JoCa, AiDa, AnPi, JaWi
    Class N1E (Mr Scott): JaCu, HaLa, ThLi, AnSe

  • Coursework: ISDD part of the coursework task (due before the summer break 2015). Design and create a website to review 4 computer games, including page counters on each page. It is important that this is completed ASAP. We will start to write up the report for this task imminently.

    Pupils with incomplete items:
    Class N1B (Mr Scott): tbc
    Class N1E (Mr Scott): tbc



N4 Computing Science

Current work

We are currently completing the ISDD unit assessment (the same as N5 above), this involves creating a school information kiosk in PowerPoint, adding a page counter using VBscript and completing a short report.

Work completed

Pupils who have not completed any of the following work for any reason must come in during study periods, lunchtimes or after school (by arrangement) as soon as possible in order to complete it, failure to do so will result in an incomplete course and in the failure to gain an overall course award.

  • SDD unit assessment (was due before Christmas 2015). This involves writing and commenting on a program to work out if contestants pass a round in a competition show the ‘Y-factor’.
  • AVU – Software Development part:(this was due before the Feb break). Design and create a program to work out the average number of visits pages in a games review website have received and write up a short report. NB this AVU task is the same as the N5 coursework task, however a different set of marking criteria will be applied to it.
  • AVU – Information Systems part:(this was due before summer 2015). Design and create a website to review 4 computer games, including page counters on each page. It is important that this is complete as we will be writing up this task before the Easter break. NB this AVU task is the same as the N5 coursework task, however a different set of marking criteria will be applied to it.


S3 Computing Science

We are currently splitting up the weekly lessons and undertaking two strands of content at the same time:

  1. A section of work looking at the implementation of a multimedia kiosk application in PowerPoint
  2. A section of work looking at the different programming structures in Visual Basic. NB a portable copy of VB6.0 is available from the school newtork.

Work completed

We have already completed sections of work on:

  1. Simple relational databases (1-to-many 2-table databases)using MS Access
  2. Web development using a simple text editor (eg Notepad++) learning HTML and styling our pages using a CSS file see W3 schools for help
  3. We completed some larger programming projects in Visual Basic 6, including an exciting game of snake based on the original game first seen on Nokia mobile phones.


S2 Computing Science

We are currently in the final couple of weeks of a unit learning about programming structures using Scratch.
The programming structures we have learned about are:

  • Using variables to store data
  • Taking in data from the user using ASK and SET
  • Doing simple calculations using SET and + – / x
  • Making decisions using IF or using IF ELSE
  • Repeating things a set number of times using REPEAT
  • Repeating things an unknown number of times using REPEAT UNTIL

There will be a practical test to assess this content using Scratch on the week starting 29 Feb 2016

After this we will start a unit on making web pages using Notepad, HTML and CSS



S1 Computing Science

We are currently in the final couple of weeks of a unit on Computer and Internet safety.

We have looked at the following topics:

  • Safe use of social media
  • How to report concerns
  • Reliability of information found on web pages
  • How to search and alternatives to Google
  • Laws, in particular Copyright law
  • Viruses, other threats and how to protect your computer
  • email including phishing

There will be a computer-based multiple choice test on this content w/s 29 Feb 2016.

After this we will start a unit on making web pages using Notepad, HTML and CSS. This is the same content as the S2 course and is part of our process of moving more challenging content to earlier years.