Waterhead Academy

ICT/iMedia

Please click on each year group to view the intention of ICT/iMedia

YEAR 7

 

 

Year 7 (7-week carousel)

 

 

Year 7

Project and assessment

E-Safety and how to become a  responsible citizen

(Knowing how to keep safe when accessing/using the digital world)

Additional Skills

Key Knowledge

 

Digital life skills

 

Understanding E-Safety  

o     Understanding the internet (how to stay safe)

o     What is the internet

o     To able to access the academy ICT resources and systems in a safe manner

o     The reporting system: Pupils safeguarding systems at the academy

o     What/how & when to speak to an adult

Software skills within Microsoft office

Curriculum Intention:

The Year 7 scheme of work ensures that students are provided with a knowledge-rich cumulative Digital curriculum working in partnership with ‘The Microsoft Office software’.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about the E-safety and the digital world. Having a strong understanding of the internet, computer software packages, e-safety and digital citizenship enables them to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enables students to form a firm foundation of digital literary and computer knowledge so that they are able to read and write accurately access information within the digital world.

YEAR 8

Year 8

Project and assessment

Year 8 (7-week carousel)

Office 365 skills

Additional Skills

Key Knowledge

 

Digital employment skills

 

Understanding time saving shortcuts in office 365 suite

o   How to open/save & locate resources using office 2019

o   The basics of Microsoft office

o   How to create new documents

o   Set up files using exam board formats for GCSE

o   Digital Literacy: Being able to access and use a range of office based-resources (employment skills)

Software skills within Microsoft office

Curriculum Intention:

The Year 8 scheme of work ensures that students are provided with a knowledge-rich cumulative Digital curriculum working in partnership with ‘The Microsoft Office software’ and digital employment skills.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about the Office 365 package and the digital employment skills required for the world of work. Having a strong understanding of the office 365, computer software packages, and employment skills enables them to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enables students to form a firm foundation of digital literary and Office 365 knowledge so that they are able to read and write accurately access and develop information within the digital world.

YEAR 9

 

 

Year 9 (7-week carousel)

 

 

Year 9

Project and Assessment

WEBSITE PROJECT

To develop a multipage website to meet the needs of a client using multimedia

Additional Skills

Key Knowledge

 

Working for a client

 

How to meet the need of a client

 

Advance skills (Adobe Dreamweaver)

  

o   How to open and set up Dreamweaver

o   Importing and saving resources

o   How to set up a base/root folder in Dreamweaver

o   Set up of a directory

o   Use of multimedia on a website

o   How to work with a client

o   How to develop and resource information

o   How to use the advance features of Adobe Dreamweaver

Design and development skills

 

Adobe Dreamweaver skills

Curriculum Intention:

The Year 9 scheme of work ensures that students are provided with a knowledge-rich cumulative Digital curriculum working in partnership with ‘Adobe Dreamweaver’.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about website design and working with a client. Having a strong understanding of the web design, computer software packages, design, layout and digital multimedia enables them to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enables students to form a firm foundation of website design and real life project working so that they are able to read and write accurately production a multi-page final outcome.

Year 10

 

Text and assessment

 

R082 – creating a digital image

 

 

R085 – website creation

Additional Skills

Year 10 Cambridge Nationals 2020

Key Knowledge

 

Planning a project

 

Developing a digital skill

 

Using the advanced features of the Adobe CS Suite  

·         EXAM unit (must be completed) for external moderation

·         Adobe Photoshop: layers, importing, setting up, scaling & exporting to print

·         Stage 1: planning

·         Stage 2: resource development

·         Stage 3: creating

·         Stage 4: testing and review

 

Skills

·         Basic & Advanced Photoshop skills

·         Planning using the correct file formats and development of final outcomes

·         How to correctly resource with the laws of ICT

·         Testing and evaluation of a final outcome

Digital Photography skills (link with ART and GRAPHICS)

 

·         Website development

·         Dreamweaver: root folder, set up, importing, multimedia, exporting

·         Stage 1: planning

·         Stage 2: resource development

·         Stage 3: creating

·         Stage 4: testing and review

 

Skills

·         Basic & Advanced Dreamweaver skills

·         Planning /setting up of site

·         How to correctly resource with the laws of ICT

·         Testing/feedback and review

Digital website skills (link with Year 9 I Media carousel)

 

Planning to meet need

 

Development of a multimedia skills set

 

Research and resourcing information

 

Curriculum Intention:

The Year 10 schemes of work ensure that students are well equipped to complete the externally assessed coursework units. In Year 10, students study the exam course work unit for the I Media qualification.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about the core units of work linking them to external exam and the digital employment skills required for the world of work. Having a strong understanding of the key features of each unit, computer software packages, and client needs enables them to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enables students to form a firm foundation of I Media and project based skills knowledge so that they are able to read and write accurately to complete the externally assessment.

Year 11 

 

Text and assessment

 

R087 – creating an interactive multimedia product

 

 

R081 – core exam unit Digital technologies

 

Additional Skills

Year 11 Cambridge Nationals 2020

Key Knowledge

 

Planning a project

 

Developing a digital skill

 

Using the advanced features of the Adobe CS Suite  

·         Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint skills

·         PowerPoint: root folder, set up, importing, multimedia, exporting

·         Stage 1: planning (reading key information and planning a product)

·         Stage 2: resource development (locating new images and working under copyright law)

·         Stage 3: creating (developing an interactive project to meet the needs)

·         Stage 4: testing and review (core written skills – review and expand)

 

Skills

·         Basic & Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint skills (using skills developed in key stage 3)

·         Planning /setting up of an interactive product (advanced skills in office 365)

·         How to correctly resource with the laws of ICT (all 8 ICT laws covered)

·         Testing/feedback and review (written skills linked to the 9 – 12-mark exam questions)

 

Students are introduced to a range of essential pre-production techniques used in the creative and digital media, including client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques (Full unit)

·         Stage 1: planning

·         Stage 2: resourcing

·         Stage 3: Target Audience/People

 

Skills

·         How to answer 6, 9- & 12-mark questions

·         Understanding client needs (this will be the key topic)

·         The planning processes start to end process

·         Digital images – how to use / client needs

 

All planning, develop, creating and review (all skills covered in unit R081, R082, R085 & R087 ALL key stage 4)

 

Planning to meet need

 

Development of a multimedia skills set

 

Research and resourcing information

 

Curriculum Intention:

The Year 11 schemes of work ensure that students are well equipped to complete the externally assessed exam. In Year 11, students study the exam unit for the I Media qualification.

We ensure that students know more and remember more about the core units of work linking them to external exam and the digital employment skills required for the world of work. Having a strong understanding of the key features of each unit, computer software packages, and client needs enables them to make connections and solidify their understanding.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated so that the content and knowledge is connected and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

This enables students to form a firm foundation of I Media and project based skills knowledge so that they are able to read and write accurately to complete the externally assessment.