Reading Pupil H level 4

About this Standards File

This Standards File contains the following sets of evidence:

  • Staying safe online
  • Who dunnit?
  • Suki's skate shop
  • The Make It Real product challenge
  • Virtual aquarium.

The file exemplifies secure level 4.

Pupil profile

Pupil H is taught in a mixed-ability class. He has discrete ICT lessons and develops his ICT capability further through integrated curriculum projects. The integrated curriculum offers planned opportunities for all pupils to select and apply their skills to solve problems in different contexts. It also helps pupils to develop their personal, learning and thinking skills. Pupil H is a confident and motivated pupil.

  • Staying safe online

    Assessment focuses: AF1, AF2, AF3 Context Pupils were tasked with finding a way to educate young people about staying safe online. The class discussed the advantages and disadvantages of commonly used communication services and brainstormed the methods they could use to reach young people. Each pupil then developed an idea using success criteria set by the teacher to improve and evaluate their work as it progressed. Finally, they reflected on what they had learnt and considered e-safety at school and at home.

  • Who dunnit?

    Assessment focuses: AF1, AF2, AF3 Context Pupils were given the task of solving an imaginary crime that had been committed on the school premises. They were given a range of ‘evidence’, including tape-recorded interviews, handwritten and typed notes, and photographs. To increase engagement and enable the pupils to get to know some of their new teachers, they were told the main suspects were teachers.

  • Suki’s skate shop

    Assessment focus: AF2 Context Following lessons on the concepts of income, revenue, and profit and loss, pupils were given a spreadsheet model used by a ski shop to work out revenue from sale of goods. After discussing why a model might be used in this situation and the benefits to the ski shop owner, pupils used it to answer ‘what if’ questions. They then worked with increasingly complex models, using a wider set of variables. They added some of the variables with assistance from the teacher.

  • The Make It Real product challenge

    Assessment focuses: AF1, AF3

  • Virtual aquarium

    Assessment focuses: AF1, AF2, AF3 Context In small groups, pupils created a virtual aquarium that could be used instead of a real aquarium. They decided on the elements to include in their aquarium, how they would combine them in one aquarium and what role each pupil would play. They were allowed to use any of the software packages studied so far. They devised and revised sequences of instructions and evaluated their work by looking at a video of an aquarium.

  • Assessment summary

    AF1: Planning, developing and evaluating

    Pupil H has planned how to use ICT to solve problems. He developed a presentation about an aspect of e-safety, a radio advertisement, and a virtual aquarium. He has also developed queries and structure within a data file. He has evaluated the quality and success of his solutions by using given success criteria. He has explained how the use of communication services, databases and computer models varies in and out of school.

  • Overall assessment judgement

    Pupil H has shown sustained achievement across all three assessment focuses. For a range of projects he has used ICT to produce solutions to problems and has evaluated these solutions. He has organised and processed data, explained how models work, and used ICT to search for information and present his work in different forms. Overall he has fulfilled the criteria for a secure level 4.