|Section Title||Primary information||Description and Notes||Suggested resources|
|Lesson Length||The expected lesson length will be approximately one hour||
Some variation possible.
Assessment Level 1
|Students||The lesson is suitable for KS3 and KS4 students||Since this is a new specification, the lesson is suitable for Year 7 to 9 students and differentiated by outcome|
|Overall Focus||This lesson takes a brief look at the concept and practice of encryption to protect sensitive data.||The lesson will look at the basic way this works with some examples.|
|Key words||encryption,||These words need to be reinforced throughout the series of lessons|
|Assessment||identify encryption as a way of making information secure||Evidence here will be the students showing a basic understanding of the best methods used.||Explore different ways to encrypt information.|
|Key Questions||Some questions to get learners thinking about the topics||Some questions and examples will get the students thinking about what the main differences methods and how good or bad these are.||What data might we need to protect? Why is data not secure?|
Students should have a basic idea of the need for security in some instances, such as protecting their money. They should be able to explain the main encryption techniques and give simple examples to illustrate their understanding.
Are the unbreakable?
|If you are using the Learning Machine learning system, students can add their comments and material to this site as evidence of their growing understanding. The site, if used consistently, will show progression via charts of activity and outcomes.|
|Teaching and Learning Elements||
In this lesson we need to explore the main types of encryption as well as look at th strengths and weaknesses.
|There are various web sites that can be found to illustrate some of the main ideas.|
|Lesson Structure||Possible structure||
|Homework||Get students to blog about security and using encryption.||Students can vary their homework depending on their level of understanding.||Get students to document their experience on their portfolio system for assessment|