The links in this home learning are due to go 'live' the second week back after Christmas.

Databases, Hypotheses, Communication and Checking for Errors.


What is the task?

  • Be able to understand the purpose of hypotheses
  • Be able to create questionnaires
  • To understand the purpose and uses of databases
  • To be able to understand and use database terminology
  • Understand the basic principles of a database.
  • Know how to search, sort and edit a database.
  • Design a database for own use to achieve higher level.

Key Words & Definitions:

  • data
  • database
  • data type
  • field
  • record
  • row
  • column
  • sort
  • filter
  • search
  • numeric
  • alphanumeric
  • date/time
  • hypothesis
  • questionnaire
  • errors

If you need help with understanding these terms, click on the following glossary:

Teach-ICT for Computer Science (http://www.teach-ict.com/glossary/A.htm)


Study Skills

Produce study materials for the Year 8 end of year exam.

Practise testing and flip learning which is researching a topic before it is taught in class.


What we are looking for:

You must complete all the Theory Sections before you attempt the quizzes.

You must then produce a Revision Resource for each Theory Section either by hand or on the computer.

All work must be written in your own words and just not copied and pasted.

In total 4 Revision Resources should be handed in:

  1. Creating and Using a Database
  2. Hypothesis & Questionnaires
  3. Testing and Checking for Errors
  4. Evaluating Communication

There are 5 Quizzes to be completed:

  1. Advanced Database Techniques Quiz
  2. Creating and Using Databases Quiz
  3. Database Super Skills Quiz
  4. Communicating Information Quiz
  5. Communicating Information Super Skills Quiz

Your results will be sent directly to your Computer Studies teacher.

Any issues please see your class teacher for help before the deadline.

If you are unable to access the Theory Sections and Quizzes - you MUST speak to your Computer Studies teacher as soon as possible - DO NOT wait until the deadline.


How to Complete the Task:

You will need access to the Internet.

If you do not have access to the Internet speak to your Computer Studies teacher for an alternative version.

Task 1
  1. Study the Creating and Using a Database Theory Section
  2. Create your Revision Resource
  3. Complete the Creating and Using Databases Quiz
  4. Complete the Advanced Database Techniques Quiz
  5. Complete the Database Super Skills Quiz
  6. All your results will be sent directly to your teacher
Task 2
  1. Study the Evaluating Communication Theory Section
  2. Create your Revision Resource
  3. Complete the Communicating Information Skills Quiz
  4. Complete the Communication Super Quiz
  5. Your results will be sent directly to your teacher
Task 3
  1. Study the Hypotheses & Questionnaires Theory Section
  2. Create your Revision Resource
Task 4
  1. Study the Testing & Checking for Errors Theory Section
  2. Create your Revision Resource

Outstanding Home Learning may include:

Detailed Revision Resources on all the Topics that can then be used by another person for Computer Studies revision.

They must be written in your own words.

All tasks must be completed and you must achieve high quiz scores.

Your Revision Resource must be well presented and clearly cover all the topics stated in each task.

Here are examples of flash cards and mind maps to help give you ideas of how you could create your own.

Flash Cards

Mind Maps

Mind Maps

Mind Maps


IMPORTANT: keep all your home learning safe once returned, as you will use it to help you revise for your Year 8 exam.