Overview:

Students in Year 11 have 3 Computer Science lessons each week.

Year 11 Computer Science students have one piece of homework set every week.
This homework is usually set on Epraise.

Curriculum:

Students in Year 11 have been taught the entire course in an accelerated manner in Year 10. During Year 11 students revisit the same topics in further depth as well as leading classroom activities to test their knowledge on that area of the subject.

In Autumn we study:
Computer Systems
Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming
Systems Architecture
Memory And Storage
  • Architecture Of The CPU
  • CPU Performance
  • Embedded Systems
  • Primary Storage (Memory)
  • Secondary Storage
  • Units
  • Data Storage
  • Compression
Algorithms
Programming Fundamentals
  • Computational Thinking
  • Designing, Creating And Refining Algorithms
  • Searching And Sorting Algorithms
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Data Types
  • Additional Programming Techniques
In Spring we study:
Computer Systems
Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming
Computers Networks, Connections And Protocols
Network Security
  • Networks And Topologies
  • Wired And Wireless Networks, Protocols And Layers
  • Threats To Computer Systems And Networks
  • Identifying And Preventing Vulnerabilities
Producing Robust Programs
Boolean Logic
  • Defensive Design
  • Testing
  • Boolean Logic
In Summer we study:
Computer Systems
Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming
Systems Software
Ethical, Legal, Cultural And Environmental Impacts Of Digital Technology
  • Operating Systems
  • Utility Software
  • Ethical, Legal, Cultural And Environmental Impact
Programming Languages And Integrated Development Environments
Revision
  • Languages
  • The Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
By this point in the academic year, we have completed the course content and we are focusing on revision, exam technique and pace.

Assessments:

Students in Year 11 undergo mock exams during the year. This helps students with exam technique and pacing as well as allowing the teachers to give students targeted revision.

Resources:

Students have a variety of resources available to them:

  • Teacher Slides
  • Activity Sheets/Tasks
  • Support Documents
  • Key Terminology Sheets
All of these resources can be found on Microsoft Teams.