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Poole High School KS3 ICT Overview

KS 3 ICT Sample Teaching Units Year 8


Unit

Title

8-0

Basic Skills

Pupils learn how to carry out basic tasks using the school computers. They also carry out baseline testing to ascertain their level on entry.
Use of spreadsheets and web-based simulations.
Introducing the
network and
userids

8-1

8-2

8-3

Using network
learning
resources

Practical
baseline test
word
processing

Practical
baseline test spreadsheets

Theory
baseline test

Public information
systems

Pupils create a weather information system that uses live data.

(Launch)

Revising
datalogging,
sensors and
data
representation

Publishing on the
web

Pupils use web technology to design and create a virtual visit to a school.

(Communication: sound
and video)

Introducing the
unit and a text
mark-up
language,
HTML

Information:
reliability, validity
and bias unit
overview

Pupils explore the Internet as a source of information. They will consider the importance of evaluation the information they find in terms of
reliability, validity and possible bias. Pupils will also consider the extent of the fitness for purpose of the information they find.

(Handling data)

8-5

How to save,
print, set up
folders etc.

An ICT system:

Work with others to solve a problem. Make use of a range of information, paying attention to its characteristics and purpose.
Using and
displaying live
data

Planning and
creating a
simple public
information
system

Automating
processes in a
simple
information
system

Meeting the
needs of the
user

Internet and web authoring software.


Comparing
methods of
producing web
pages

Planning the
website
structure

Introducing
web page
creation,
structure and
appearance

Designing and
creating a front
page for a
section

Designing web
pages

Creating more
web pages

Completing
and evaluation
the project

Working with a range of information to consider its characteristics, structure, organisation and purposes.
Criteria for
evaluating
information

Using searches

Extending and
refining search
methods

Independent
application of
new learning:
searching and
evaluating

Pupils are given a range of opportunities to demonstrate their ICT capability across all four themes of the Framework. They will design and
implement and test a system, which simulates aspects of a charity fund raising exercise including a control and monitoring activity.

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Adapted from KS3 ICT Strategy

Poole High School KS3 ICT Overview

Unit

Title
Integrating
applications to
find solutions
(Progression into and
through Year 9)

Designing, implementation and testing of a system to solve a given problem. Exploration of a variety of information sources and ICT tools.
Introduction to
the unit:
Feasibility study
for a system

Modelling the
finances

Developing the
financial model

Using control
systems to
automate a
process

Programming
and testing the
solution

Extending the
control system

Marketing the
product

Developing a
marketing
package
Lesson 9:
Producing the
project report
and analysis of
the result

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Adapted from KS3 ICT Strategy

Poole High School KS3 ICT Overview

KS 3 ICT Case Studies Year 9


Unit
9-0

Title
Marketing Poole

Theme Park Ride

9-3

10

Devising the
theme park
ride

Pupils explore ICT systems within the context of designing a new water ride in a theme park. This unit makes use of control
Introducing
and planning
the project

9-2a

Pupils market Poole using appropriate software, students to justify choices made.
Introducing
and planning
the project

9-1

Devising the
theme park
ride

Controlling
the ride

Designing &
programming
the ride

Implementing and testing

Completing the system

Developing
the system

Presentation

Data Handling:
Collecting, storing
and presenting
data

Pupils undertake a large project that involves collecting data for a purpose, using an appropriate questionnaire, setting up a structure to
store the data and then presenting the data.

Theatre Box
Office

Pupils undertake a large project that will involve developing an ICT system for a school pantomime.

Introducing
and planning
the project

Developing a
questionnaire

1
Planning the
project

Refining and
collating the
questionnaire

2
Input, process,
output

Refining financial
or seating plan in
light of user feedback, implementing
ticket design

Publicity for the


production, mailmerge and
personalised letters

Developing the
project
documentation

Planning
the
database
structure

3
Implementing the
final seating plan

10
Implementing
publicity

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Entering
data into the
database
and planning
an enquiry

Carrying out
the enquiry,
developing
and framing
the query

Comparing
findings,
refining
enquiry &
planning a
presentation

Preparing a
presentation

Presenting
findings

Random numbers,
refining the
financial or seating
plan

Testing and refining


the financial or
seating plan

Refinement & user


documentation for
the financial or
seating plan

Common forms and


conventions (logos)
creating tickets

11

12

13

14

Preparing a
presentation for the
user features of a
presentation

Preparing a
presentation for the
user

Presenting the
solution to the user

Completing and
compiling project
documentation

Adapted from KS3 ICT Strategy