Curriculum

Year 8 Computing

Curriculum Content

Year 8 Computing

Curriculum Content

Organising For The Web

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1 Revision: folders and files; using advanced features of search engines; comparing different search engines. Researching Geolocation.
2 Organising teams and decide on a band; search for information about your city. Plagiarism worksheet.
3 Share information and provide feedback; plan your route around the world. Working out distances for your world tour using online services.
4 Working together e-Safely when using cloud computing services; plan your tour dates on a paper based timeline; collaborate on the web to produce a web based timeline. Comparing digital and paper timelines.
5 Producing an online presentation. There is no homework for this lesson.
6 Introduction section writeup; research section write up; planning section write up; other information section write up; self-assessment section write up. There is no homework for this lesson.

Digital Media

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1 Analyse web graphics to identify the features used to create them; explore graphics editing features; create a logo for your world tour; provide informal feedback. Comparing vector and bitmap graphics.
2 Design a wristband for your world tour; make your wristband using a graphics package; print your wristband then provide verbal feedback to another pupil. BBC – Advanced computer graphics worksheet.
3 Experimenting with sound editing; correctly sequence a sound clip; apply effects to a sound clip. Sound recording and digital sampling.
4 Record your own answers to a series of questions; use various sound editing features to record an interview. Writing a newcast.
5 Peer review your newscast homework; Tour Task 2 : chatshow guest appearance. Completing self evaluation.
6 Introduction section write up; making the newscast, passcard and Animoto video; self-assessment section write up; evaluation section write up. There is no homework for this lesson.

Visualisation of Data

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1 Revise formulae; revise how to complete a model; practise using COUNT, COUNTA and IF functions. Booking for a family event spreadsheet.
2 Revise graphs; draw graphs and charts from given data; embedding and linking graphs and charts. Conditional formatting.
3 Conditional formatting : creating spreadsheet pixel art; design and build a spreadsheet model to save costs. Researching infographics.
4 Introducing infographics; select and interpret data to produce an infographic. There is no homework for this lesson.
5 Tour Task 3 : keeping track of payments. There is no homework for this lesson.
6 Introduction section write up; design section write up; building the spreadsheet and infographic write up; self-assessment section write up; evaluation section write up. HTML/webpage research.

Web Programming

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1 Identify the different elements of a web page; create your first web page; correct errors (debug) web pages; create your own page with errors. Writing summaries of festival events.
2 Correct errors (debug) a web page; style paragraphs with inline styles; build a webpage to help promote the Time Traveller Festival. Researching hyperlinks using the www.
3 Learn about how organisations use the internet; use iframes in a webpage; produce a web page from a design; evaluate other pupils’ work. Writing a script for an animation.
4 Design and build a webpage for a mobile device [main and media elements]. There is no homework for this lesson.
5 Evaluate another pupil’s work; enhance your work. There is no homework for this lesson.
6 Introduction section write up; design section write up; building the webpage write up; self-assessment section write up; evaluation section write up. There is no homework for this lesson.

Networks & The World Wide Web

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1 Use sort and filter to find hardware components; research, configure then communicate a PC specification. There is no homework for this lesson.
2 What is a network; work-out the costs of a wireless network; work-out the costs of a larger wireless network and produce a network diagram. An infographics about routers and hubs.
3 Cost up the cabling of a hard-wired network; survey cabling to cost a network in a room. Producing a network diagram for your home network.
4 Work-out how a PC connects to the Internet; produce an advanced animation that shows how a PC connects to the Internet. Research into sensors.
5 Tour task 5 : building a network for festival finale. Produce the Self Assessment section for your write up.
6 Introduction section write up; working out the costs of the network, producing the diagram and creating the animation; self-assessment section write up; Evaluation section write up. There is no homework for this lesson.