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Assessment grid Unit 2 Lesson 1

National Curriculum Programme of Study Learning objectives Activity or resource
statement Progression Pathway attainment statement (Must, Should, Could) reference Reporting statement
KS3, Bullet Point 6: Data and data representation MUST understand uncompressed 2.1.1 Think-IT Has some
file size understanding of file
Understand how instructions are stored Knows that digital computers use binary to represent all data. Understands 2.1.2 Think-IT
and executed within a computer system; how bit patterns represent numbers and images. Knows that computers
Worksheet 2.1A
understand how data of various types transfer data in binary. Understands the relationship between binary and

Compute-IT 3 Unit 2
(including text, sounds and pictures) can be file size (uncompressed). Defines data types: real numbers and Boolean. Worksheet 2.1B
represented and manipulated digitally, in the Queries data on one table using a typical query language.
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form of binary digits
Unit 2 Representing sounds

KS3, Bullet Point 6 Data and data representation MUST understand that a bigger file 2.1.4 Think-IT Understands that a
takes longer to download bigger file takes longer
(see above) (see above) 2.1.5 Think-IT
to download
Information technology Worksheet 2.1C
Evaluates the appropriateness of digital devices, internet services and Answers on p. 25
application software to achieve given goals. Recognises ethical issues
surrounding the application of information technology beyond school.
Designs criteria to critically evaluate the quality of solutions, uses the
criteria to identify improvements and can make appropriate refinements to
the solution.
KS3, Bullet Point 6 Data and data representation SHOULD understand that a sound 2.1.6 Compute-IT Understands that
file can be displayed as a graph a sound file can be
(see above) Understands how numbers, images, sounds and character sets use the Answers on p. 25
displayed as a graph
same bit patterns. Performs simple operations using bit patterns e.g. binary
addition. Understands the relationship between resolution and colour
depth, including the effect on file size. Distinguishes between data used in a
simple program (a variable) and the storage structure for that data.
KS3, Bullet Point 6 Data and data representation COULD know different media 2.1.1 Think-IT Has a sound
formats and understand their typical understanding of
(see above) (see above) 2.1.2 Think-IT
file sizes different media formats
2.1.4 Think-IT and their typical file
2.1.6 Compute-IT

Worksheet 2.1A

Worksheet 2.1B

Worksheet 2.1C

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