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General Comments:

  • Independent enquirers - Analyse and evaluate information

  • Team workers - Collaborate with others to work towards common goals

  • Team workers - Reach agreements, managing discussions to achieve results

  • Reflective learners - Evaluate experiences and learning to inform future progress

 

Literacy in ICT

  • Be able to write sentences, which include information in answer to the question.

  • You are able to back up your answer with knowledge about the topic, showing that you understand quite a lot about it.

  • Sometimes you do not stick to the point of the question you are answering but put in anything on the topic. Try to control what you include.

  • You are able to organise your answer into paragraphs. Usually paragraphs at this level are not linked, but follow like a list.

  • To improve, you need to think about your whole answer, plan it out into paragraphs  and get them in a good order.
  • Your answers need to consist of a sequence of paragraphs in an order, which you have thought about and planned. Each has detailed knowledge and understanding of the topic of that paragraph.

  • There should be some links between the sections or paragraphs in order to show that you know what you are doing.

  • To improve, you need to take even more care over the planning, not just pushing your information about, but choosing it and then using it to answer exactly what the question asks.

  • Each paragraph will select just the right amount of information, just the right fact or understanding, to prove the point you want to make. The answer as a whole will build up over several paragraphs.

  • There may well be an introduction, in which you lay out what you think of the question, and a conclusion in which you tie it all up.

 

Computer Science/Basics

  • Learn how to sequence instructions for specific outcomes and predict what might happen in an application from a sequence of instructions

  • Describe the purpose of the processor and know the differences between non-volatile and volatile memory.
  • You need to explain what is meant by binary data and to understand why a computer uses binary data

  • You need to identify at least one specific role of a transistor within the CPU.

  • You need to explain the difference between types of scheduling methods and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each method and how many instructions a CPU can process per second
  • You need to be able to distinguish between system software and application software

  • You need to be able to describe the difference between a constant and a variable and understand when to use constants and variables in problem solving scenarios.

  • You need to understand the different data types available to them. You should know about integer, Boolean, real, character, and string data types and how these are represented in programming languages.

  • You need to be able to explain the purpose of data types within code.

  • You need to be able to use NOT, AND and OR when creating Boolean expressions and have experience in using these operators within coded solutions

  • You need to  be able to describe and explain the bus, ring and star network topologies and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each of these topologies

  • You need to understand how problems can be broken down into smaller problems and how these steps can be represented by the use of devices such as flow charts and structure diagrams.

  • You need to  understand and be able to describe the basic building blocks of coded solutions (i.e sequencing, selection and iteration)

  • You need to  know how to use the different flow control blocks (i.e sequencing, selection and iteration) to solve a problem

 

Prezi

  • You need to be able to learn and explore video tutorials from Prezi
  • You need to be able to identify the key content in a presentation and consider it critically
  • You need to be able to research effectively to find relevant information and be able to transfer the information in a suitable format into a presentation
  • You need to be able to choose appropriate fonts, styles, size and colour to ensure suitability for purpose and audience

  • You need to be able to find suitable images, save and insert them into their presentation correctly

  • You need to be able to choose appropriate videos/sounds to accompany a presentation
  • You need to be able to evaluate presentations for different audiences for suitability