Week 14 (Week Beginning 13th July)

Please spend your lesson time this week (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday's lessons) continuing with your preparations for your assessment in September.

Below is a reminder of the topic that you need to revise. These are the topics that directly relate to the questions in the assessment so please make sure you revise each of these topics thoroughly.

Email me if you need any help with this. Good luck and have a great Summer!

Year 13

Topics for students to revise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 1 – Computer Systems

Unit 2 – Programming and Algorithms

 

Hardware:

CPU Architecture, Registers and Buses

GPU vs CPU

 

Number Systems:

denary, hexadecimal, binary conversions,

addition,

floating point numbers,

floating point binary arithmetic,

normalisation, sign & magnitude VS twos complement.

Input masks.

 

Languages:

Assembly Language and ‘Little Man Computer’

 

Networking:

Packet Switching (Wide Area Networks)

 

Data Structures:

Queues Data Structure

Tree Data Structures

 

Programming:

Global vs Local Variables

Procedures VS Functions

 

Databases:

Databases – Relationships, Primary Keys and SQL

 

Algorithms:

Algorithm Complexity (Big O Notation)

Binary & Linear Searches

Insertion and Quick Sort Algorithms

Dijkstra’s Shortest Path Algorithm

 

Week 13 (Week Beginning 6th July)

So, I have been asked to run an assessment within the first week back after the Summer holidays to assess current knowledge and understanding after such a long time away from the classroom.

The assessment has been created and below are the topics and topic areas that will be assessed.

Today, please can I ask that you begin to get organised for this. Whether you feel like you have worked hard in recent weeks or really done the bare minimum, please take today as a fresh start!!

Next year will be tough for obvious reasons and it is vital that we hit the floor running in September. Lots to do, little time, but all doable!!

So, get your folders, identify the relevant areas and begin to read through and create revision notes for these topics.

Because this is such an important time in turning a crappy situation (last few months) into a positive one (looking ahead to gaining successful outcomes next year), I do need to see evidence of your preparations from today onward.

Please therefore email me before the end of the day, with evidence, your progress in getting organised and beginning your revision notes (exam questions will follow in future lessons).

I will be chasing you if you don't email me so please do the right thing and get this started today!

Year 13

Topics for students to revise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 1 – Computer Systems

Unit 2 – Programming and Algorithms

 

Hardware:

CPU Architecture, Registers and Buses

GPU vs CPU

 

Number Systems:

denary, hexadecimal, binary conversions,

addition,

floating point numbers,

floating point binary arithmetic,

normalisation, sign & magnitude VS twos complement.

Input masks.

 

Languages:

Assembly Language and ‘Little Man Computer’

 

Networking:

Packet Switching (Wide Area Networks)

 

Data Structures:

Queues Data Structure

Tree Data Structures

 

Programming:

Global vs Local Variables

Procedures VS Functions

 

Databases:

Databases – Relationships, Primary Keys and SQL

 

Algorithms:

Algorithm Complexity (Big O Notation)

Binary & Linear Searches

Insertion and Quick Sort Algorithms

Dijkstra’s Shortest Path Algorithm

 

Week 12 (Week Beginning 29th June)

Monday Lessons 3+4:

Your main task for today will be theory. Please go to the 'A* Algorithm' lesson in the COVID-19 course, and watch the video lesson. Then complete the questions in the workbook.

If at any times you have issues with the work then please communicate with me swickins@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk.

Friday Lessons 1+2:

Your main task for today will be theory. Please go to the 'Hashing and Hash Tables' lesson in the COVID-19 course, and read the lesson presentation and workbook theory pages. Then complete the questions in the workbook.

If at any times you have issues with the work then please communicate with me swickins@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk.

Week 11 (Week Beginning 22nd June)

Monday Lessons 3+4:

Your main task for today will be theory. Please go to the 'Quick Sort Algorithm' lesson in the COVID-19 course, and watch the video lesson. Then complete the questions in the workbook.

If at any times you have issues with the work then please communicate with me swickins@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk.

Friday Lessons 1+2:

Your main task for today will be theory. Please go to the 'Dijkstra's Shortest Path Algorithm' lesson in the COVID-19 course, and watch the video lesson. Then complete the questions in the workbook.

If at any times you have issues with the work then please communicate with me swickins@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk.

Week 10 (Week Beginning 15th June)

Monday Lessons 3+4:

Your main task for today will be theory. Please go to the 'Merge Sort Algorithm' lesson in the COVID-19 course, and watch the video lesson. The presentation is there for additional support too. Then complete the questions in the workbooks. Write your answers directly into the work document and then hand in your work via the hand-in facility at the bottom of that page.

I know I was meant to do this last week but I really will be adding a video which introduces the next part of the coursework and so there is an expectation to get started on this too!

It was good to chat to some of you last week. This I shall continue to do via Google Meet.

If at any times you have issues with the work then please communicate with me swickins@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk.

Thursday Lessons 5 and Friday Lesson 2:

Your main task for today will be theory. Please go to the 'Computer Related Issues' lesson in the COVID-19 course, download the presentation and read the theory pages carefully. Then complete the questions in the workbooks. Write your answers directly into the work document and then hand in your work via the hand-in facility at the bottom of that page.

If at any times you have issues with the work then please communicate with me swickins@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk.

Week 9 (Week Beginning 8th June)

Monday Lessons 3+4 and Friday Lessons 1 + 2 (4 hours):

Your main task for today will be theory. Please go to the 'Bubble Sort and Insertion Sort Algorithms' lesson in the COVID-19 course, and watch the video lesson. The presentation is there for additional support too. Then complete the questions in the workbooks. Write your answers directly into the work document and then hand in your work via the hand-in facility at the bottom of that page.

As there are 2 workbooks, you have until Friday to complete the work.

But, in addition, I will be adding a video which introduces the next part of the coursework and so there is an expectation to get started on this too!

I will be contacting you individually too, to arrange a quick Google Meet chat at some point this week. Will be good to catch up and it will be an opportunity for you to ask further questions about any of the work covered so far.

If at any times you have issues with the work then please communicate with me swickins@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk.

Week 8 (Week Beginning 1st June)

Monday Lessons 1+2 (2 hours):

Your main task for today will be theory. Please go to the 'Algorithm Complexity' lesson in the COVID-19 course, and watch the video lesson. The presentation is there for additional support too. Then complete the questions in the workbook. Write your answers directly into the work document and then hand in your work via the hand-in facility at the bottom of that page.

This is a big lesson with lots to take in so re-watch parts of the video if you need to.

If at any times you have issues with the work then please communicate with me swickins@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk.

Tuesday's Lesson (1 Hour)

Your main task for today will be theory. Please go to the 'Linear and Binary Search Algorithms' lesson in the COVID-19 course, and watch the video lesson. The presentation is there for additional support too. Then complete the questions in the workbook. Write your answers directly into the work document and then hand in your work via the hand-in facility at the bottom of that page.

Thursday's Lesson (1 Hour)

Friday's Lesson (1 Hour)

Week 7 (Week Beginning 18th May)

Monday Lessons 1+2 (2 hours):

A week today (Monday 25th May) is your deadline for the investigation and analysis section.

I would like an update as to where you are all at so by the end of the school day, I would like you all to email me what you have done so far, by the end of the day.

...this way I can provide you with a little feedback if required to ensure you can use the last week as effectively as possible.

I know the deadline is during half term (although I didn't realise when I set it) so happy to receive THIS FRIDAY if you prefer. Otherwise I leave it as Monday 25th.

You have example projects and so you know the amount of work that is expected and the quality.

If at any times you have issues with the work then please communicate with me swickins@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk.

Friday's Lessons (2 Hours)

As above. Use this time wisely! DEADLINE LOOMING.

I will be very disappointed with anyone who fails to meet the deadline. You have had loads of time to complete it and as none of you have shared any specific issues with this work I see no reason for the deadline not to be met.

 

Week 6 (Week Beginning 11th May)

Monday Lessons 1+2 (2 hours):

You have now been working on the 'Investigation and Analysis' stage since the 13th April and so you should have so far spent 7 hours of lesson time on this section of the coursework - plus several extra hours of your additional study time. Whether this has happened or not, we need to begin to complete this section and so I am setting a deadline for this work of 2 weeks from today.

Therefore, on Monday 25th May I will expect to have this section submitted by all of you.

You have example projects and so you know the amount of work that is expected and the quality.

Please use your lesson time wisely today and if you feel you may be a little behind, please catch up and get on top of this coursework.

If at any times you have issues with the work then please communicate with me swickins@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk.

Tuesday / Thursday / Friday's Lessons (1 Hour Each)

As above. Let's get this coursework done!

Week 5 (Week Beginning 4th May)

Monday Lessons 1+2 (2 hours):

Thank you once again for all your hard work last week.

If at any times you have issues with the work then please communicate with me swickins@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk.

Today we need to once again progress with the coursework. Remember, everything is explained in the relevant course page, so please read everything carefully and continue to work on this section.

Again, please make sure that any outstanding work is correctly submitted in the appropriate page of the COVID-19 course. Thank you to those who have submitted their work.

Friday's Lesson (2 Hours)

Bank holiday so no lesson.

Week 4 (Week Beginning 27th April)

Monday Lessons 1+2 (2 hours):

Thank you for all your hard work last week. You guys are awesome!

If at any times you have issues with the work then please communicate with me swickins@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk.

Your main task for today will be theory. Please go to the 'SQL and Transactions' lesson in the COVID-19 course, and watch the video lesson. The presentation is there for additional support too. Then complete the questions in the workbook. Write your answers directly into the work document and then hand in your work via the hand-in facility at the bottom of that page.

Thursday and Friday's Lesson (2 Hours)

For Thursday and Friday's lessons we need to progress with the coursework. As you saw last week, I have added a new section to the COVID-19 course titled '02 Analysis and Investigation'. Everything is explained here so please read everything carefully and continue to work on this section.

Again, please make sure that any outstanding work is correctly submitted in the appropriate page of the COVID-19 course. Thank you to those who have submitted their work.

Week 3 (Week Beginning 20th April)

Monday Lessons 1+2 (2 hours):

Still have not received previous database lesson work (Relational Databases) from Ben, Brody and Michal. Also, still have no Problem Definition from Michal and Brody.

If you are having issues with the work then please communicate with me swickins@sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk.

Your main task for today will be theory. Please go to the 'Database Normalisation' lesson in the COVID-19 course, and watch the video lesson. The presentation is there for additional support too. Then complete the questions in the workbook. Write your answers directly into the work document and then hand in your work via the hand-in facility at the bottom of that page.

Friday Lesson (2 Hours)

Today we need to progress with the coursework. as you saw last week, I have added a new section to the COVID-19 course titled '02 Analysis and Investigation'. Everything is explained here so please read everything carefully and continue to work on this section.

Again, please make sure that any outstanding work is correctly submitted in the appropriate page of the COVID-19 course. Thank you to those who have submitted their work.

On another note, if you have a better suggestion for the name of our remote learning course (COVID-19) please suggest them to me. COVID-19 makes me sad 🙁


Week 2 (Week Beginning 13th April)

Tuesday Lesson (1 hour):

Thank you Ben for your 'Problem Definition'. Thank you Dani for your email and progress with the work. Sorry to hear you were unwell Brody, hope all is well now. Michal - I haven't heard anything from you.

If you have not submitted your 'Problem Definition' via the hand-in facility on the COVID-19 Year 12 Remote Learning course page (link with picture of virus to the right), this needs to be handed in today. So that would be completed work handed in from Dani, Brody and Michal.

Your main lesson task for today will be theory. Please go to the 'Relational Database' lesson in the COVID-19 course, and watch the video lesson. The presentation is there for additional support too. Then complete the questions in the workbook. Write your answers directly into the work document and then hand in your work via the hand-in facility at the bottom of that page.

Thursday Lesson (1 hour):

Hi all, I appreciate that you will be doing work at different times, and this is fine. But I would really appreciate it if you can communicate with me. Only Dani, (thank you Dani) completed the Database work from Tuesday. And I still only have the Problem Definition work in from Dani and Ben. We have a lot to get through but I don't want to keep posting more and more work when there is a chance that very quickly we could all be at very different stages, which will only cause problems down the line.

So, today, please can you all ensure that we get the database work complete and handed in and also the Problem Definition. This isn't a massive amount of work and you have had loads of time. As of tomorrow, I need us completing the work set in good time and communicating more - I will not have a problem if you choose to work at different times, but do let me know when I can expect to receive your work.

Friday Lesson (1 hour):

Today we will turn the attention to the coursework. I have added a new section to the COVID-19 course titled '02 Analysis and Investigation'. Everything is explained here so please read everything carefully and begin to work on this section.

Again, I still have not received work from all of you so please make sure that it done by the end of the week. Thank you to those who have submitted their work.

Additional Self-Study (2 hours):

Please use this time to ensure all work from this week is completed:

  1. Problem Definition
  2. Database Workbook Questions
  3. A start on the Analysis and Investigation section.

Week 1 (Week Beginning 23rd March)

Monday Lesson (2 hours):

Please log into sidmouthcs.com and then click on the course to the right. Navigate to the first lesson on 'Problem Definition' and spend the lesson time deciding upon your project focus and completing the problem definition.

There is a facility to upload your work. Please upload your completed problem definition by the end of the week. Please mak sure you follow the guidance set out in the presentation and use your example projects to help you structure your work.

 

 

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