Our Intro to IT and Programming Fundamentals course runs for a duration of 4 weeks and will give young students a chance to understand many areas of IT. Every week our students also practise touch typing.

Week One


Introduction



  • What is a computer?

  • Windows Introduction

  • Operating Systems

  • File Structure

  • Files, Folders and Paths


Finding out about your PC



  • Windows Versions

  • CPU

  • RAM

  • Hard Drives


Week Two


Software



  • What is software?

  • File Types

  • Downloading Software

  • Installing Software

  • Uninstalling Software

  • What is software engineering?


Hardware



  • What is hardware?

  • Examples of Hardware

  • What is the difference between hardware and software?

  • Opening a PC

  • Identifying Hardware components


The Internet



  • Browsers

  • Default Browsers

  • Cookies

  • Search Engines

  • Password Safety

  • Websites

  • Web Addresses

  • Downloading Pictures from the Internet


Week Three


Customising your Computers Appearance


Installation of Open Office


Open Office



  • Word

  • Making a document

  • Customising Text

  • Headings and text

  • Alignment

  • Text Effects


Excel



  • Making a spreadsheet

  • Rows and Columns

  • Charts

  • Calculations


Powerpoint



  • Making a presentation

  • Slide animations

  • Custom animations

  • Images

  • Titles and Text

  • Running a slideshow


Week Four


Programming Fundamentals using Python



  • Variables

  • Loops

  • Decisions

  • Functions


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