Term 2 – Computer Theory


In this unit you will look at many aspects of how computers are used in the modern world.  You will look at what mobile phones can do, how to select and buy a computer, how to set up a home network, storing and backing up data, the Internet, dangers online and e-commerce.

Lesson 1 – Mobile Phones – What can they really do?
Lesson 2 – Desktop V Laptop, and how to buy one
Lesson 3 – The Internet, Networks and the Web
Lesson 4 – Storage and the Cloud

Lesson 5 – Internet Safety Revisited

1-What your phone can do.

Add New Learning Objectives Understand the main features of mobile phones. Gain a greater appreciation of the potential and power of mobile phones. Consider the benefits of different phone features to make an informed choice when buying a phone. Learning Outcomes Must be able to identify the features of a mobile phone and discuss these […]

2-Desktop v Laptop. Which is best for you?

Learning Objectives Understand the main differences between laptop and desktop computers. Look at the necessary considerations when buying a laptop. Consider the advantages of different machines in different situations. Learning Outcomes Must know about the different types of computer that are available. (Level 5) Should recommend a type of computer for different types of users and different types […]

3 – Inside the computer: The CPU

Learning Outcomes Objectives: To understand that a CPU is made up of millions of tightly packed switches called transistors To understand that transistors can generate heat which must be removed To understand that the clock speed of a processor describes how many instructions can be processed each second   Must watch the Royal Christmas Lectures […]

Y9 Computer theory assessment

Learning Outcomes Complete end of term assessment. Objectives: Must Complete all the questions in the end of term assessment. Should Could Keywords Words to learn for this lesson are: Starter Main Plenary Homework

Creating a home network

LESSON OBJECTIVES All students must learn about the basic components which make up a network.  Identify and evaluate different kinds of network topology.  Understand the principles behind wireless  networks and be aware of the security issues relating to these. (Level 5) Most students should learn about the basic components which make up a network.  Identify and evaluate different […]

Storage and the Cloud

LESSON OBJECTIVES All students must be able to identify different storage media/devices and understand that data can also be stored online (Level 5) Most students should be able to recommend different storage media/devices for different situations and identify the advantages and disadvantages of online data storage. They will be able to identify the need for storage and ways of […]

Online dangers

Lesson 6 – Online dangers LESSON OBJECTIVES All students must be able to explain what is meant by spyware and cookies (Level 5) Most students should be able to describe the symptoms of spyware infection and how to cure and prevent them. They will be able to list the functions of cookies and their uses (Level 6) Some students could able […]