COMPUTER STUDIES SCHEME OF WORK FOR SS2

Computer studies as a school taught subject goes beyond learning how to use the computer and programming. Computer studies is the study of ways of representing objects and processes. It involves identifying, analysing, and designing solutions to problems faced by individuals and the entire society. The importance of this subject can not be over emphasized. Below is the scheme of work containing the concepts which learners at the senior secondary two level are expected to learn from the subject. This should also help parents to guide their wards to learn as they stay home for the pandemic.

COMPUTER STUDIES SCHEME OF WORK FOR SS2 FIRST TERM
1. CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT(CPU)
-Arithmetic and logic unit and control unit
-Function of ALU and Control unit
-Teacher leads students to list CPU components e.g. ALU, Control unit, etc.
-States functions of ALU and control unit e.g. explains ALU- accept and executes any arithmetic and logic operations while control unit controls all operations inputted to the system.
2. MEMORY UNIT
-Types of memory
-Description of:
i) Primary memory
ii) Secondary memory
– Teacher leads students to list types of memory e.g.
i) Primary memory(main memory)
ii) Secondary memory(auxiliary)
-Description of: primary memory
i) Random access memory(RAM)
ii) Read only memory(ROM)
Secondary memory:
Flash drive, hard disk, compact disk(CD), digital video disk (DVD)
3. MEMORY UNIT
-Differences between primary and secondary memory
– Teacher leads students to display auxiliary storage devices as
secondary storage e.g. floppy disk, flash drive, compact disk, etc.
-Units of storage:
Bits, nibble, bytes, kilobytes(KB), megabytes(MB), gigabytes,(GB),
terabytes (TB)
4. MEMORY UNIT
i) Conversion from one unit to the other
ii) Comparison of auxiliary storage devices.
– Teacher leads students to compare presently available storage devices(size, memory
capacity) e.g. size, speed, technology(optical, magnetic and
semiconductor)
– Teacher leads students to carry one simple arithmetic on
conversion from one unit to another. E.g. 1Kilobyte (KB)=1000 bytes etc.
5. LOGIC CIRCUITS
-Definition of logic gate
-Types of logic gates
– Teacher leads students to define logic gate
-Guides students to list types of logic gates e.g. AND, NOT, OR, by
the use of drawing charts.
6. LOGIC CIRCUITS
-Symbols of each logic gate
-Input and output signals for AND, NOT, OR gates.
-Displays symbols of logic gates on a chart
– Teacher guides students to identify the signals in each gate
symbol.
7. LOGIC CIRCUITS
-Truth table construction for AND, NOT, OR
-Equation for: AND, NOT,OR gates.
– Teacher guides students to construct truth table for gate
-Write logic equations, etc
8. LOGIC CIRCUITS
-Uses of logic gates
-Logic circuits II(AL)Alternative logic gates)
– Teacher leads students to state the differences among the three
gates
-As building blocks for hardware/electronic components.
-Description of alternative logic gates.
9. ALTERNATIVE LOGIC GATES II
-Types of alternative logic gates
-Symbols of each logic gate
-Input/output signals
– Teacher leads students to list types of alternative logic gates,
e.g. NAND, NOR, etc.
-Displays symbols of alternative logic gates on a chart
-Guides students to identify the signals in each gate symbol, i.e.
NAND, NOR.
1O. ALTERNATIVE LOGIC GATE II
-Truth table construction
-Equation for: NAND, NOR gates
-Uses of logic gates
– Teacher guides students to construct truth table for each gate:
i.e. NAND, NOR
-Write a logic equation for each
-Uses of logic gates: As building blocks for hardware or electronic
components etc
-Construction of simple comparators using NOR/NAND, XOR gates

11. COMPUTER DATA CONVERSION
-Definition
-Types of registers
-Function of each register and main memory
– Teacher leads students to define:
i) Register
ii) Address
iii) Business
– Teacher guides students to list types of MDR, CIR, and SQR.
-State the functions of each register and main memory.
12. COMPUTER DATA CONVERSION
-Differences between register and main memory
-Outline steps
-Factors affecting speed data transfer
– Teacher guides students to identify differences between
register and main memory
-Outline steps in data conversion e.g. ‘data-fetch-execute’ cycle in a simple form.
-States factors affecting data transfer: BUS-Speed, BUS-Width,
etc.
13. Revision Revision
14. Examination Examination

COMPUTER STUDIES SCHEME OF WORK SS2 SECOND TERM
1. CONCEPT OF COMPUTER FILES
-Definition
-Types of data items
-File structure organization
– Teacher leads students to define each term
i) Computer
ii) Record
iii) Field
iv) Data item
-Guides students to list the types of data item: numeric, alphabetic, alpha-numeric
-File structure organization(from dataitem)
2. CONCEPT OF COMPUTER FILES
-Type of file organization
-Methods of accessing files
-Classification of file
– Teacher leads students to list types of file organization
i) Serial
ii) Sequential
iii) Indexed
iv) Random
-Methods of accessing of files, e.g. as above
-Classification of:
i) Master file
ii) Transaction file
iii) Reference file
-Criteria for classifying files: Nature of content.
-Organization method
-Storage medium
3. HANDLING COMPUTER FILE:
Basic operation on computer files
-Steps involved in creating
sequential file
-Steps involved in accessing sequential file above using basic file
– Teacher guides students to list basic operations on computer files, e.g. creation, deletion, copy, retrieval, view, update, open, close.
-Outlines steps involved in file creation using BASIC processing statements e.g. Exam file with math and English and
hands-on-experience(H-O-E)
-Outline steps involved in file accessing using BASIC processing statements.
4. HANDLING COMPUTER FILES
Basic file processing
-Effect of file insecurity
-Methods of file security
-Describes file insecurity and its effects
i) Data loss and is causes
ii) Over writing
-Leads students to mention file security methods:
i) Use of back ups
ii) Use of antivirus
iii) Password
iv) Proper label of storage devices, etc.
5. HANDLING COMPUTER FILES
-Difference between computer files and manual files
-Advantages of computerized files
-Limitations
– Teacher lead the discussion to identify differences between computer files and manual filing system
-Advantages are: more secured, fast to access, less laborious, more reliable, neatly modified
-States limitation of computerized file e.g. Expensive to set it up,
-Irregular power supply, etc.
6. LOGIC CIRCUITS
-Symbols of each logic gate
-Input and output signals for AND, NOT, OR gates.
-Displays symbols of logic gates on a chart
-Guides students to identify the signals in each gate symbol.
7. LOGIC CIRCUITS
-Truth table construction for AND, NOT, OR
-Equation for: AND, NOT,OR gates.
– Teacher guides students to construct truth table for gate
-Write logic equations, etc
8. LOGIC CIRCUITS
-Uses of logic gates
-Logic circuits II(AL)Alternative logic gates)
– Teacher leads students to state the differences among the three gates
-As building blocks for hardware/electronic components.
-Description of alternative logic gates.
9. ALTERNATIVE LOGIC GATES II
-Types of alternative logic gates
-Symbols of each logic gate
-Input/output signals
– Teacher leads students to list types of alternative logic gates, e.g. NAND, NOR, etc.
-Displays symbols of alternative logic gates on a chart
-Guides students to identify the signals in each gate symbol, i.e. NAND, NOR.
1O. ALTERNATIVE LOGIC GATE II
-Truth table construction
-Equation for: NAND, NOR gates
-Uses of logic gates
– Teacher guides students to construct truth table for each gate: i.e. NAND, NOR
-Write a logic equation for each
-Uses of logic gates: As building blocks for hardware or electronic components etc
-Construction of simple comparators using NOR/NAND, XOR gates
11. COMPUTER DATA CONVERSION
-Definition
-Types of registers
-Function of each register and main memory
-Leads students to define:
i) Register
ii) Address
iii) Business
-Guides students to list types of MDR, CIR, and SQR.
-State the functions of each register and main memory.
12. COMPUTER DATA CONVERSION
-Differences between register and main memory
-Outline steps
-Factors affecting speed data transfer
-Guides students to identify differences between register and main memory
-Outline steps in data conversion e.g.
‘data-fetch-execute’ cycle in a simple form.
-States factors affecting data transfer:
BUS-Speed, BUS-Width, etc
13 Revision Revision
14 Examination Examination

COMPUTER STUDIES SCHEME OF WORK SS2 THIRD TERM
1. ALGORITHMS AND FLOW CHART
-Definition
-Characteristics of Algorithms
-Functions of Algorithm
– Teacher leads students to define algorithm and flow chart
-List the functions of algorithm
– Teacher guides students to list characteristics of algorithm, e.g. finite, effective and unambiguous, etc
2. ALGORITHM AND FLOW CHART
-Writing algorithm for solving a given problem.
Teacher guides students to write a simple algorithm for:
-Computing average of a given set of numbers
-Evaluation of equation: Y=a (b-c)2/d+2.
-Printing out the first ten odd numbers etc.
3. ALGORITHMS AND FLOW CHART
-Flow chart symbols
-Use of each flow chart symbol
-Demonstrate flow chart symbols: I/O, process, decision, etc
-States what each symbol represent
-Guides students to draw appropriate flow chart to solve a given problem.
4. BASIC PROGRAMING II
-Build in functions
-Basic notations
Teacher leads students to identify build-in functions:
i) SQR ii) INT(X) iii) SIN(X) iv) ABS(X) v)RND(X) vi) COS(X) vii) TAN(X) viii) LOG(X) ix) EXP(X)
5. BASIC PROGRAMMING II
-Basic notation
-Basic notation of algebraic expressions
i) /2a
ii) (x-y) (x+y)
iii) (a+b)+c/sin d
iv) b=1/4ac
v) ex+y -Sin(x+ny), etc.
6. BASIC PROGRAMING II
Write a basic program to compute algebraic equations
Teacher leads students to write BASIC programming using built in functions:
i) Find square root, S, round up to an integer
ii) Find square root of numbers with a given range.
iii) Find the cosine of known values
iv) Find the tangent of a given angle
v) Plot sine wave curve, plot cosine curve.
7. A INTERNET
Definition and some computer internet terms
-Teacher leads students to define:
i) Internet
ii Some basic terms:
Browse, browser, chart room, cyber café, cyber space, download.
7. B INTERNET
Definition of internet and some basic terms
– Teacher guides students to define some basic terms:
Home page, HTML, HTTP, Intranet, Internet service provider, upload, protocol, web browser, web page, website.
8. INTERNET
Main browsers:
– Features in main browsers
– Teacher leads students to list the main browsers:
i) Internet explorer
ii) Netscape navigation
iii) Opera
iv) Firefox
-Leads students to list the features in main browser, window, title bar, menu bar, tool bar, address bar, etc.
9. INTERNET
Internet services
-ITeacher instructs students to visit some websites

Write notes on the board on what they learnt on their visit website, e- mail.
-Email discussion group
-Telnet
-Usenet
-FTP
-WWW, etc
10. ELECTRONIC MAIL(E-MAIL SERVICES)
-Definitions
– Teacher leads students to define:
i) Electronic mail
ii) E-mail; services
a. Sending/receiving e-mail
b. Charting
iii) Steps involved in operating mail box
iv) Steps involved in creating e-mail account.
11. ELECTRONIC MAIL(E-MAIL SERVICES)
-Features in an e-mail address
-Definition of charting
– Teacher guides students to write e-mail and website addresses and identify the differences in their features e.g.
i) finemail@finegoving.org e-mail address
ii) http://www.finegoving.org website
-Definition of chatting
-Steps involved in chatting.
12 Revision Revision
13 Examination Examination

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