Hellesdon High School

Year 11

The students will continue to develop their programming skills during Year 11.  Programming continues to be embedded throughout the course, with the students having many opportunities to practice and develop their programming skills.

  Topic(s) Key content to be learned Assessment

Autumn Term

Data representation




Network Security

The student will study how units, numbers, keyboard characters, images and sound are represented in binary

The student’s programming input will be string manipulation as well as reading and writing to files

Students will learn how to prevent attacks to computer vulnerabilities. 



Written exam style assessment

Spring Term


Programming languages and integrated development environments


The students will learn about the differences between high-level and low-level computer languages and also learn the features of integrated development environments (IDEs)

Programming will look at additional techniques such as records and the use of SQL to search for data


Written exam style assessment

Summer Term


System Software Programming fundamentals, additional programming techniques and revision



Ethical, legal and environmental concerns and revision


Students will learn how different operating systems and utility systems work with the computer systems 
The students use this term to embed their programming skills as well as practicing recall skills



Impact of technology on different aspects of life and the legislation behind it as well as practicing their recall skills



Written exam style assessment