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Informatio Be able to Group Work: • explain what an information U6:
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n System explain what • Identify the data system is. (Pg 9 – 11)
Exercises
an information and devices involved • draw a simple block diagram
system is. in an information to show how an information Online
system in terms of system works. Resource:
Be able to input-process-output. Basic
draw a block Principles
diagram to (Appendix )
explain how an
1 week information
system
operates.
Data VS Be able to Discussion: • differentiate between data U3: Suggeste
Informatio differentiate • Examples of data and and information. (Pg 1-2) d
n between data information. • provide examples on U13: Exercises
and • Differences between o data (Pg 21) U10:
information. data and information o information U10: (Pg 53
(Pg 1) Q.3)

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Bits and Be able to Discussion: • differentiate between Base-2 U3:
(Pg 14-
Bytes differentiate • Comparison between (Binary) and Base-10 (Pg 1)
15)
various Decimal and Binary (Decimal) Number System. U13:
measurement Number system • convert from one (Pg 23)
of storage • Relationships measurement to another (e.g.
capacity in a between various convert from kilobyte to bytes
computer measurements(bit, or bits and vise-versa)
storage bytes, kilobyte,
device. megabyte, gigabyte,
1 week etc)
Task:
• Conversion between
the two number
systems.
• A table of ASCII codes
is given to students.
Students to suggest
the ASCII code for
certain characters.
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Bits and • Compute the storage • convert between the two U3: U9:
Bytes capacity of various number systems (Pg 1) (Pg 14-
(Cont’d) storage devices. • suggest a suitable U13: 15)
measurement of storage (Pg 23)
capacity for any given
permanent storage device.

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Types of Be able to Group Work: • state the differences between U1 (Pg 88- Suggeste
computers categorize • To categorize desktop computers and 89, 97-98) d
types of computers based on notebook computers. Exercises
computers size. • describe the characteristics
based on size. • To list the of microcomputer,
1 week characteristics of minicomputer, mainframe
Be able to list different types of computer, supercomputers.
characteristics computers.
of different
types of
computers.
Microproce State the use Group work: • differentiate between U10: (Pg
ssors of • Identify the use of microcomputer and 11-12)
microprocesso microprocessors in microprocessors.
rs in everyday embedded system. • identify the data and devices
life. • Identify the data and involved in embedded
devices involved in computers in terms of input-
embedded system in process-output (e.g. mobile
1 week terms of input- phone, washing machine,
process-output . etc)
• state the use of
microprocessors in everyday
life
o digital cameras
o digital watch
o CCTV
• Etc
Software Be able to Group work: • distinguish between system
differentiate • Identify various software and application
system system software and software.
1 week software and application software. • give examples of system
application software
software o Operating System
e.g. DOS, Windows XP, etc

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Software Demonstration : ○ Utility programs e.g. U6: U6:
• Show some antivirus, backup, etc (Pg 36 – 41) (Pg 41)
(Cont’d)
courseware ○ Translation programs
developed by using (compilers and
authoring tools (e.g. interpreters)
Hyperstudio, • give examples of application
Authorware) software.
o Word processing
software
o Electronic
spreadsheet packages
. o Database
management packages
o Graphic packages
o Desktop publishing
packages
o Presentation
software
o Web design
software
o Authoring tools
software
o etc
Operating Be able to Demonstration: • define operating system Online Checklist
System state the • Use of some DOS • state the tasks of OS Resource: on DOS
functions of commands such as o control the hardware Operating Comman
operating CLS, COPY, CD, MD, o manage data files on the System ds
system. DIR etc. disk
• Utility software: run o run computer program Suggeste
any antidote o etc d
software, anti Exercises
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spyware, error • state what utility software is U6: (Pg
checking, and give examples. 42)
3 weeks defragmenting, etc.

User Be able to list Hands-On: • state the advantages and U1: (Pg Suggeste
Interface the different • Create folders and disadvantages of the 113-115) d
… types of user sub-folders. different user interface Exercises
continue interface. • Move and copy o Command line interface U1: (Pg
d folders. o Menu driven interface 119)
Be able to use o Graphical user interface
graphical user Group Work:
(GUI)
interface for • Discuss the real time
transaction • create folders and sub-
file folders.
management. processing in
o airline booking • copy, move, list, delete,
system save, rename, retrieve and
o online stock control print files.
system • identify root directory and
o etc subdirectories.
• state the use of
subdirectories.
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Operating Be able to • explain batch OS, real-time U1: (Pg Suggeste
system identify OS (real-time transaction 107-110) d
Facilities different processing), online and offline Exercises
operating OS, multi-access OS, network U1: (Pg
system OS, multitasking OS, process- 117)
facilities. control OS.

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1 week
Input Be able to list Group Work: • list the standard and U1: (Pg 89- Suggeste
devices the standard • Discuss the specialist input devices and 94) d
and specialist different sensors that state the uses of these U6: (Pg 14- Exercises
input devices could be used to devices. 27, 66-50) U6: (Pg
and state the measure all aspects of o keyboard 27-29)
uses of these the weather. o point and touch devices
devices. e.g. mouse, touch sensitive
• Discuss the screens.
devices to o video digitisers and
communicate with scanners with the use of
virtual reality Analog to Digital Converter
systems. or A/D Converter or ADC)
o Magnetic input devices
such as magnetic stripes
by using magnetic encoder
and magnetic ink by using
magnetic ink character
recognition (MICR).
o optical mark reader
(OMR) with multiple choice
questions.
o optical character
recognition
o bar code reader, graphic
tablets
o light pens, microphones
o MIDI
o Sensors ( temperature,
sound, magnetism, radar,
light), proximity sensors
(pressure, touch,
microwave)
o special goggles and
electronic gloves (for
virtual reality system)
o Optical Character
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Recognition (OCR)
o Speech recognition
o etc

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Data Be able to Group Work: • describe the manual data U6: (Pg 66- Suggeste
capture differentiate • Discuss the use of capture (key to disk) 50) d
manual, direct turnaround documents • list different direct data Exercises
and automatic in OCR. capture methods with its U6: (Pg
data capture advantages and 51)
methods with • Discuss Flood warning disadvantages
its advantages with the use of o Magnetic strips
and automatic data reader
disadvantages. capture. o Magnetic ink
1 week character recognition
(MICR)
o Optical Mark
Recognition (OMR)
o Bar code reader
o Optical Character
Recognition (OCR)
o Speech recognition
• describe the automatic data
capture using signals
o remote sensing, etc
Output Be able to list Group Work: • list the standard and specialist U1: (Pg 94- Suggeste
devices the standard • Discuss the input output devices and state the 97) d
and specialist and output devices to uses of these devices U6: (Pg 14- Exercises
output devices help disabled people: o monitor 27) U6: (Pg
1 week and state the o blind o printer (laser printer, 27-29)
uses of these o limbless inkjet printer, dot matrix
devices. o etc printer, plotter)
o speakers
o control devices, etc

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storage Be able to Group Work: • state the functions and U1: (Pg 98- Suggeste
media state the • Discuss the characteristics of storage 101) d
function and suitability of storage media such as U6: (Pg 31- Exercises
characteristics devices for different o RAM, 34) U6: (Pg
of storage purposes. o ROM, 35)
1 week media. • Discuss the o CDROM,
process of formatting o CD-R/W,
a disk done by the o DVD, USB
operating system. o flash memory,
o disks
o tapes.
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Mail Be able to Hands-on: • create form letters, U11: (Pg 20-
merge identify • Create and save a data mailing labels, envelopes 30)
features in source file in a tabular …
mail merge form containing names, • open, create data source
and to create a addresses … table and save it.
data source
using Microsoft
word
1 week
Mail Be able to Hands-on: • create a document with U11: (Pg 20-
merge create a • Create a document with different merged fields . 30)
using document with variable fields such as • produce merged
word variable fields. name, address, etc. documents.
processing
Be able to • Merge the data source
merge the with the letter to produce
data source to personalize letters.
the document.
1 week
Central Be able to Role play: • list and explain briefly the U6: (Pg 9 - Suggeste
Processing identify the • Students play the role of functions of the three 10) d
Unit main elements control unit, ALU and IAS main elements of CPU. Exercises
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to solve simple arithmetic o Control unit
of the central
problems. o Arithmetic and
processing
unit. logic unit (ALU)
o Immediate
access store (IAS)
Peripheral Be able to Demonstration: • define interrupts and U1: (Pg 115- Suggeste
device explain the • A video clip to show how interrupt priorities, 116) d
control communication buffer works. spooling, polling, Exercises
between the handshaking and U1: (Pg
computer and Group Work: 118)
checksums.
external • Discuss the use of buffers
in printers. • describe the use of
devices and buffers in printers.
how this
communication
is controlled.
Graphics Be able to list Discussion: • define pixels U13: U10:
packages main types of • Resolutions in graphics • list different type of (Pg 110-111) (Pg 41)
graphics packages. graphic packages
packages. • Comparison between o Photoshop, MS U10:
1 week bitmap and vector Paint (Pg 37)
Be able to
state the graphics. o CAD
features of o etc
graphics
packages.
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• state the features
of graphics packages
• list the features of
bit-mapped graphics and
vector graphics
1 week
CAD Be able to Demonstration: • list the features of CAD U6: (Pg22,
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(Computer state the • 3D design produced using program 64, 66, 69)
-Aided features of CAD software (3D Home U10: (Pg205,
• list CAD packages
Design) CAD packages. Architect, Home Design) 318)
• list peripherals needed
Project: • state main applications of
• To design house plan, CAD
road map, etc. • list advantages of using
CAD
Web Be able to Demonstration: • list examples of web www.teach-
Design explain the • shows some web designing packages ict.com
purpose of designing packages. • state the language used
designing a • show HTML codes. in designing website
1 week web page. e.g.HTML
• show few websites
which are personal, • list the steps in designing
business, educational, a website
news, entertainment and
e-commerce.
Generic Be able to Group Work: • define and provide an U8: U9:
packages differentiate • Various computing tasks example of a Generic (Pg 28 and (Pg 28
VS and provide carried out in different package 32) and 33)
Specially- advantages organisations, general • define and provide an
written and office or at home are example of a Specially- U13:
packages disadvantages given to students. written software (Pg 106-107)
2 weeks
of generic Identify which of the • state advantages and
packages and tasks are done using a disadvantages of
specially- generic software and each package.
written which are done by a
packages. specially-written

continue software.
d • Discuss the virtues and
limitations of each type of
packages.

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Integrated Be able to Demonstration: • define and provide an U13: U10:
Packages differentiate • Load and run an example of an Integrated (Pg 110-111) (Pg 43)
and provide integrated package. package
advantages • state the different packages U10:
and Discussion: you would expect in an (Pg 39)
disadvantages • Discuss the features in integrated package.
of integrated an integrated package. • state advantages and
packages.
disadvantages of an
integrated package.
Spreadshe Be able to Hands-on: • enter text, numbers and U4: (Pg.220- Progress
ets: create a • Create a class mark formulae. 238) test
1 week spreadsheet sheet. • convert marks to grades.
Basic
with functions • arrange ranking.
features
and formulae. • create charts.

Spreadshe Be able to use Hands-on: • Use VLOOK and HLOOK U4: (Pg.220-
ets: spread sheet • Produce a workbook functions appropriately. 238)
Business for business with at least 3 • Create a payroll program
Applicatio applications worksheets of data. Use • Produce an invoice program
ns such as payroll the workbook for for any business.
2 and invoicing. processing Payroll
weeks and/or invoicing using
FORMULAE and various
spreadsheet functions
such as VLOOK and
HLOOK. Try to make
use of CONDITION(IF)
as well.

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Network Be able to Group work: • state the basic characteristics U10: (Pg 117- Homewor
identify the Distinguish what is LAN, of LAN, MAN and WAN. 120) k
topologies of MAN and WAN. • draw network topologies such
Network. Draw diagrams of Star, as Ring, Star and Bus.
Ring and Bus topologies. • identify the advantages of
Bus
Ring
1 week each topology.
* Types of networks:
Star
LAN, MAN & WAN. •
* Basic Topologies of TOPOLOGIES
network: Bus, Star &
Ring.

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http://www.te
ach-
ict.com/gcse/
hardware/net
works/student
s/shome_net
works.htm
1 week
Internet & Be able Group Work: • list some features of U11: (Pg 216)
Intranet differentiate Discuss the differences Internet and Intranet.
Internet & between Internet and • use a search engine http://www.te
Intranet Intranet. to look for specific ach-
relating to educational resource. ict.com/gcse/t
WAN, LAN and Discuss the popular services • use some of the heory/interne
MAN. provided by an ISP. (Internet, services provided by an t/student/sho
Email, Message boards, On- ISP. me_internet
Be able to line shopping…etc.)
name some
applications of Hands-on:
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Internet and Browse the Internet and
Intranet. some school websites.

Programm Be able to Demonstration: • describe what is U10: (Pg 39-


ing describe • Show students different machine code 41)
languages machine code types of translators and • describe the
and assembly programming languages. differences between high-
language. level languages and low-
level languages.
Be able to • discuss the
differentiate advantages and
between low disadvantages of
1 week level language assembly languages
and high level
• differentiate between
language.
object code and source
code.
Be able to
discuss • discuss the
between the differences between the
different types three types of translation
of translators. programs; assemblers,
compilers and
interpreters.

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LOGO Be able to Task: • use some LOGO U10: (Pg 295-
Programm write simple • Draw geometrical shapes commands 297)
ing procedures like square, rectangle, • use LOGO instructions to
2 using LOGO circles, pentagon, octagon draw simple diagrams
weeks commands. etc using LOGO • define a procedure and
instructions and the use of variables
procedures.

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Suggested Book List For Year 3, 4 and 5

Book
Book Author Book Title Publisher Year
Ref
Chris Leadbetter &
U1 Computer Studies and Information Technology Cambridge University Press 2004
Stewart Wainwright
U2 Colin Harber GCSE ICT Study Guide Letts Educational 2007
U3 Colin Harber-Stuart GCSE ICT The Revision Guide Coordination Group 2005
U4 C W Kong Learning Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Venton Publishing 2000
U5 Eric Deeson The Essential of GCSE ICT Lonsdale 2005
U6 Steve Cushing The Ultimate Study Guide - Revise GCSE ICT Letts 2005
Jonathan Chan &
U7 Computer Applications-Upper Secondary Pearson Longman 2007
Choy Wai Tse Kelly
U8 Sean O’Byrne GCSE SUCCESS: Visual Revision Guide ICT Letts Publications 2001
GCSE SUCCESS: Visual Revision Guide ICT,
U9 Sean O’Byrne Letts Publications 2003
Questions & Answers
U10 Stephen Doyle Information Systems for you 3rd Edition Stanley Thornes 2001
U11 Stephen Doyle Applied ICT GCSE Nelson Thornes 2002
U12 Tim Anderson Visual Basic in Easy Steps Computer Step 1997
U13 Tony Rackham GCSE Information Technology Letts Educational 1995
U14 Tony Rackham GCSE Computer Studies Letts Educational 1994

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