Key Stage 3 Computing
This final half term sees Year 7 exploring digital media. They are exploring social media influencers and looking at why they have a huge impact in young people’s lives. The students will be creating an interactive presentation all about these social media influencers that includes sound and videos.
Year 8 are learning about designing their own music festival and they have planned a website as if they were promoting this. The students are incorporating a variety of features into their websites, including scrolling text. They are investigating the programming language HTML that sits behind the websites and are starting to write some HTML codes to help produce them.
Year 9 are learning about media and have looked at some of the theory behind films. They have looked at a range of audiences and purposes and also have also learnt about different narrative structures and character types. They are working in groups and have planned a film trailer for a teenage audience with a purpose of escapism. The students have produced their scripts and have started to film. To finish their product, they will then edit the video clips and incorporate sound effects for the trailer. I am looking forward to seeing what the students produce as there are some interesting ideas.
GCSE Computer Science
This term has seen the year 11 cohort complete their GCSE Computer Science exams. They have been an absolute pleasure to teach and have worked exceptionally hard and made me extremely proud! Good luck, girls in your future career paths!
Year 10 have completed all the theory for paper 1, Principles of Computer Science. This theory consists of systems architecture and software, looking at data representation including binary, hexadecimal and sound. They have also learnt about networks and how different networks are structured and work, including the internet. In addition, they have looked at a variety of security issues and ethical and environmental issues surrounding Computer Science including legislation. You have all worked extremely hard this year. I look forward to next year when we will focus on paper 2 and the practical elements of the course.
BTEC Creative Media Production
Year 11 have completed their final 9-hour practical exam. There has been some amazing work produced. Well done and good luck for the future!
Year 10 have worked extremely hard and have completed their first assessment for component 1. They have had to analyse media products around the theme of ‘Teens in Media’ and had 10 hours to write a detailed report. I am very proud of their achievements. Well done, year 10!
Curriculum Leader for the C.A.T. Faculty