L Handling Communicating Measurement and Modelling
Pupils explore information Pupils use ICT to work with text, images and Pupils recognise that many
from various sources, sound to help them share their ideas. everyday devices respond to
showing they know that signals and commands.
1 information exists in Pupils talk about their use of ICT.
different forms. Pupils make choices when
using such devices to
produce different outcomes.
Pupils use IT to organise Pupils use IT to help them generate, amend and Pupils plan and give Pupils use ICT to explore what
and classify information record their work. instructions to make happens in real or imaginary
and to present their things happen and situations.
findings. Pupils talk about their experiences of ICT both describe the effects.
2 inside and outside school.
Pupils enter, save and
retrieve work. Pupils share ideas in different forms, including,
text, tables, images and sound
Pupils use ICT to save Pupils use ICT to generate, develop, organise Pupils use sequences of Pupils make appropriate
information and to find and and present their work. instructions to control choices when using ICT-based
use appropriate stored devices and achieve specific models or simulations to help
3 information, following Pupils share and exchange ideas with others. outcomes. them find out and solve
straightforward lines of Pupils describe their use of ICT and its use problems.
enquiry. outside school.
Pupils understand the Pupils add to, amend and combine different Pupils use IT systems to Pupils use IT-based models and
need for care in framing forms of information from a variety of sources. control events in a simulations to explore patterns
questions when collecting, predetermined manner and and relationships, and make
finding and interrogating Pupils compare their use of ICT with other to sense physical data. predictions about the
information. methods and with its use outside school. consequences of their
Pupils interpret their Pupils use ICT to present information in different
findings, question forms and show they are aware of the intended
plausibility and recognise audience and the need for quality in their
that poor-quality information presentations.
4 leads to unreliable results.
Pupils exchange information and ideas with
others in a variety of ways, including using email.
Pupils select the Pupils use IT to structure, refine and present Pupils create sequences of Pupils explore the effects of
information they need for information in different forms and styles for instructions to control events changing the variables in an
different purposes, check specific purposes and audiences. and understand the need to ICT-based model.
its accuracy and organise it be precise when framing
in a form suitable for Pupils exchange information and ideas with and sequencing instructions.
processing. others in a variety of ways, including e-mail.
Pupils understand how ICT
5 Pupils discuss their knowledge and experience devices with sensors can be
of using ICT and their observations of its use used to monitor and
outside school. measure external events.
Pupils assess the use of ICT in their work and
are able to reflect critically in order to make
improvements in subsequent work.
Pupils use complex lines of Pupils present their ideas in a variety of ways Pupils develop, try out and Pupils use ICT-based models to
enquiry to test hypotheses. and show a clear sense of audience. refine sequences of make predictions and vary the
instructions to monitor, rules within the models.
Pupils discuss the impact of ICT on society. measure and control
6 events, and show efficiency They assess the validity of
Pupils develop and refine their work to enhance in framing these instructions. these models by comparing
its quality, using information from a range of their behaviour with information
sources. from other sources.
Pupils select and use Pupils combine information from a variety of Pupils use ICT to measure,
information systems suited ICT-based and other sources for presentation to record and analyse physical
to their work in a variety of different audiences. variables and control
contexts, translating events.
enquiries expressed in Pupils take part in informed discussions about
ordinary language into the the use of ICT and its impact on society Pupils design ICT-based
7 form required by the models and procedures with
system. Pupils consider the benefits and limitations of variables and control events.
ICT tools and information sources and of the
Pupils identify the results they produce, and they use these results
advantages and limitations to inform future judgements about the quality of
of different information- their work.
They design successful They take part in informed discussions about the Pupils design and
ways to collect and prepare social, economic, political, legal, ethical and implement systems for
information for processing. moral issues raised by ICT. others to use.
8 Pupils independently select appropriate When developing systems
information sources and ICT tools for specific that respond to events,
tasks, taking into account ease of use and pupils make appropriate use
suitability. of feedback.