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Year 8 I.C.T

Pupils in this year group will be taught the following topics:

Algorithms:

  • Logical reasoning; Using diagrams to express solutions

Programming:

  • Creating programs using Scratch, Alice and Kodu.

Hardware and Software:

  • Hardware and application software; Physical, wireless and mobile networks

Pupils who meet age related expectations will be able to demonstrate the following (in relation to each topic):

  • Pupils can identify similarities and differences in situations and can use these to solve problems (pattern recognition).
  • Pupils can share the same characteristics and use the same algorithm to solve both (generalisation).
  • Pupils can use a range of operators and expressions e.g. Boolean, and applies them in the context of program control.
  • Pupils know that there is a range of operating systems and application software for the same hardware.
  • Pupils know data transmission between digital computers over networks, including the internet i.e. IP addresses and packet switching.