ICT - Year 7 Topics Overview
Unit 7.1: Using ICT
In this unit pupils create a multimedia presentation using text, images and sound. In creating their pages, pupils are expected to be sensitive to the needs of their audience.
The unit gives pupils the opportunity to learn about a variety of general topics, such as rules for working with ICT, saving and printing, respecting other people's work and keeping drafts for assessment portfolios. It also prepares pupils for working in a networked ICT room.
Unit 7.2: Information and Presentation
In this unit pupils use a variety of search mechanisms to explore the potential of ICT-based information sources. They research a topic and prepare a presentation for a specific audience.
Unit 7.3: Processing Text and Graphics
In this unit pupils work individually to prepare a printed newspaper.
Unit 7.4: Models, Rules and Investigations
In this unit pupils learn how simple models (spreadsheets) are built by first investigating rules, then by seeing how rules can govern the behaviour of simple models.
Unit 7.5: Designing Structure, Capturing and Presenting Data
In this unit pupils consider the information that they need in order to collect appropriate data to test a hypothesis. They do this through the scenario of a lottery bid for funding to build new sports facilities on the school site.
Unit 7.6: Control - Input, Process and Output
In this unit pupils learn about control technology through modelling the working of a car park barrier.
Extra Unit: Using the Internet Safely
All pupils will have a minimum of two lessons on using the internet safely.