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JSS2 Computer Studies Scheme of Work

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About JSS2 Computer Studies Scheme of Work

Computer Studies in Junior Secondary School 2 advances students’ understanding of technology. 

The scheme of work covers computer hardware, software, programming fundamentals, algorithms, and data representation. Practical exercises and projects are undertaken to deepen students’ hands-on skills and problem-solving abilities. 

By studying Computer Studies in  JSS2, students are better prepared to engage with technology and potentially pursue further studies or careers in related fields, contributing to their all-round development and adaptability in the digital world.

Assessment Guide

In junior secondary schools, how students are assessed in Computer Science can differ from school to school. However, typically, they are evaluated through tests or quizzes (Continuous Assessment Tests), practical exercises, and end-of-term exams.

Grading usually follows a scale from A to F, with A representing excellent performance, typically scoring around 70% or 80%, and F indicating failure, usually below 50% or 45%.

JSS2 First Term Scheme of Work for Computer Studies

 LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION: UNIFIED SCHEMES OF WORK FOR JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
 Computer Studies Scheme of Work for Junior Secondary School 2(JSS2)
 ClassJ.S.S 2
 SubjectComputer Studies
 TermFirst Term
WeekTopicBreakdown
1REVISION ON CLASSIFICATION OF COMPUTERSI. Sizes of Computers
II. Generation
III. Degree of Versatility
IV. Types
2THE COMPUTER SYSTEMComponents of Computer System – Hardware, Software, People – Ware
3HARDWARE COMPONENTSI. Definition of hardware components
II. Input Devices
III. Output Devices
IV. Storage Devices
V. Arithmetic and Logic Unit
VI. Control Unit
4SOFTWAREI. Definition of Software
II. Types of Computer Software – System and Application Software
III. Give Examples of Each Type of Computer Software
5PEOPLEWAREI. Define computer Professional
II. State the Types of Computer Professionals
III. Give Examples of Computer Users
6OPERATING SYSTEMI. Definition of an operating system
II. Examples of Operating System – DOS, Window, Linux and Unix
7FUNCTIONS OF OPERATING. SYSTEMI. Resource allocation
II. System monitoring
III. Utilities
8NUMBER BASEI. Decimal
II. Binary
III. Octal IV. Hexadecimal
9CONVERSION OF NUMBER BASESI. Convert decimal to binary and vice versa
II. Convert decimal to Octal and vice versa
III. Convert decimal to Hexadecimal
10UNITS OF STORAGE IN COMPUTERI. State the Various Units of Storage and their Values – Bits, Bytes, Nibble,
Kilobytes, Megabyte and Gigabyte
II. Convert from One Unit to Another
III. Differentiate between Kilometer, Kilogram, Kilowatt and Kilobyte.
IV. Distinguish between kilobyte, Megabyte and Gigabyte
11REVISION 
12EXAMINATION 

JSS2 Second Term Scheme of Work for Computer Studies

 TermSecond Term
WeekTopicBreakdown
1REVISION ON PROGRAMMING LANGUAGEI. Meaning of Computer Programming Language
II. Examples of Computer Programming Language – Logo, BASIC, COBOL, FORTRAN, etc.
2BASIC LANGUAGEI. State the Meaning of the Acronym BASIC
II. BASIC Character Set, Key BASIC Statements, Simple BASIC statements. BASIC LANGUAGE
I. State the Meaning of the Acronym BASIC
II. BASIC Character Set, Key BASIC Statements, Simple BASIC statements.
3SIMPLE BASIC STATEMENTI. Examples of Simple Statements
II. Write a Simple BASIC Program
III. Run Simple BASIC Program
4GRAPHIC PACKAGE II. Meaning of Graphic Packages
Ii. Examples of Graphic Packages – Paint, Corel Draw, Instant Artist, Photo Shop
5FEATURES OF GRAPHIC PACKAGETitle, Toolbar, Menu Bar, Printable Bar, Color Bar, etc
6GRAPHIC PACKAGES II – PAINT ENVIRONMENTI. Features of Paint Environment
II. Paint Tools and their Functions
III. Use Paint to Draw and Color Simple Objects
7ICT AS A TRANSFORMATION TOOLI. Meaning of ICT (Information and communication technology)
II. Examples – Computers, Telephone (GSM), Cellular network, Television, Satellite
Communication and Internet
8BENEFITS OF ICT GADGETSI. Timely, Better and Cheaper Access to Knowledge and Information, Speed up
Transaction and Processes, Causes Human Being to interact with other Worldwide
II. Disadvantages – Job losses, Threatens other Areas/ Field of Human Endeavors, etc.
9ICT GADGETSI. The GSM (Call, Create, Send, Store, Retrieve and Read Messages on
GSM Sets)
II. Differentiate between GSM, Fax Machines and Telephone.
III. Create and Send Messages to one another using the GSM
10ICT GADGETSI. Fax machine (Send and Receive Fax Messages)
II. Telephone
III. Create and Send Messages to one another using the GSM and Fax
IV. Store and retrieve information on a GSM handset.
11-12REVISION AND EXAMINATION 

JSS2 Third Term Scheme of Work for Computer Studies

 TermThird Term
WeekTopicBreakdown
1REVISION ON THE INTERNETI. Definition of the Terms
II. Internet (The Largest Computer Network in the World)
III. E – Mail Address (Electronic Mail Address)
IV. World Wide Web (WWW)
2INTERNET BROWSERI. Microsoft internet Explorer, Netscope, Mozilla, etc
II. Creating E – Mail Account, Website Address, Open an Email
3BENEFITS OF INTERNETI. Information exchange, E – learning, e – Entertainment, Faster and Cheaper
II. Abuses of Internet – Fraud and Pornography
4INTERNET ENVIRONMENTI. Characteristics and Features of internet Environment
II. Uses of Internet
5NETWORK GROUPSI. Search Engines (Identify Different Network Groups)
II. List out different Search Engines
6FILE SHARINGI. Definition of Network
II. Types of Network – Local Area Network (LAN), Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), Wide
Area Network (WAN)
III. Description of the Types of Network
7COMPUTER ETHICS IResponsible ways of the Internet –
I. Avoiding liquid dropping into the system,
II. Using dust cover,
III. Protection from power problem, etc
8COMPUTER ETHICS IIAbuse/Misuse of computer –
I. Invasion of privacy,
II. Computer virus, etc.
9SAFETY MEASURES II. The Sitting Posture Using Anti – Glare Protector
II. Positioning of Monitor Base.
10SAFETY MEASURES III. The use of Computer Laboratory
II. Sitting Arrangement in the Laboratory
III. Care and Maintenance of ICT Gadgets
11-12REVISION AND EXAMINATION 

Recommended Computer Studies Textbooks for Junior Secondary School 2

The recommended textbooks for Computer Science in J.S.S.2 include:

  • New Computer Studies 2 By J.O. E Otuka A.F. Akande S.L. iginla – Learn Africa
  • Basic Science and Technology Computer /ICT By A Deme – Africana First Publishers Plc JSS 2 
  • Computer Studies with Workbook By Stella .C. Chiemeke Soulex Boukari et al- University Press Plc JSS 2 
  • Model Computer Studies with Workbook  By Anselm .C. Onuorah – Mid-Field Publishers Ltd JSS 2
  • Basic Science and Technology/Information Technology/workbook By Stella .C. Chiemeke, Philias .O. Yara – University Press Plc JSS2

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