ICT

 

Aims of the ICT Department

  • To provide pupils and staff with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to use the ICT facilities in order to develop and enhance their work throughout the school.
  • To work with subject areas in order to help them to develop opportunities for pupils to use ICT in their solution to problems.
  • To provide pupils with the training that they require throughout Key Stage 3 to become autonomous users of ICT at KS4.
  • To nurture pupils' natural enthusiasm for ICT and encourage them to utilise their skills to enhance their learning and presentation.
  • To co-ordinate the provision for and the use of Information and communications technology throughout the school.
  • To monitor and assess pupils' experience of ICT throughout the curriculum.
  • To prepare pupils for a world in which the use of ICT is commonplace.


ICT Teaching Staff

 

Please feel free to contact us should you have any queries.

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Key Stage 3 ICT

 

All pupils in Key Stage 3 are taught IT for one period per week during each of Years 7, 8 and 9. This gives every pupil an excellent opportunity to develop their ICT skills to the full. Pupils follow a new curriculum from September 2012 including game making with Scratch, working with computers, computer hardware, HTML script and computer animation using Adobe Flash. Pupils are also taught to use industry standard software in producing websites and complete a multimedia project in year 9. The result is an interesting and varied programme of study which will stimulate and challenge.

Key Stage 4 ICT

 

ICT is a popular option choice for study in Years 10 and 11. Replacing the GCSE and GNVQ is the new OCR Nationals in ICT at level 2. This is a flexible course with no external exam. Pupils are assessed via an internal e-portfolio which they produce in controlled conditions as an ‘internal exam’. This qualification gives pupils the equivalent of one GCSE by the end of Year 11. This has an internally moderated exam, which is done within the classroom environment. Students are also able to take the Functional Skills ICT exam at levels 1 and 2 from September 2010.

 

Key Stage 5 ICT

 

At A level Pupils study the Applied GCE in ICT by OCR

Structure of the Qualification:-
At Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level
During the first year, the units shown below must be studied.

  • Unit 1 ‘Using ICT to Communicate’
  • Unit 2 ‘How Organisations Use ICT’ externally assessed
  • Unit 3 ‘ICT Solutions for Individuals and Society’

At Advanced GCE Level:

Students must study Unit 9 ’Working To A Brief’, which will be assessed externally.

Plus

  • Unit 11 ‘Interactive Multimedia Products’
  • Unit 14 ‘Developing and Creating Websites’  

BTEC Advanced Subsidiary

A level three qualification suitable for students wishing to enter the IT industry.

During Year 12 students will study the following units:

  • Unit 1 ‘Communication and Employability Skills’
  • Unit 2 ‘Computer Systems’
  • Unit 13 ‘IT Systems Troubleshooting and Repair

During Year 12 students will study the following units:

  • Unit 22 ‘Developing Computer Games’
  • Unit 30 ‘Digital Graphics’
  • Unit 31 ‘Computer Animation’

 

Exam Results 2012

KS4

OCR Nationals Level 2 Single Award (One GCSE)

98%

Year 13 APP GCE

100% of pupils achieved an A-E pass

 Year 13 BTEC Advanced Subsidiary

100% of pupils achieved an A-E pass

 

Software

 

We use the following software

  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft Access 2010
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Adobe Dream-weaver CS5
  • Adobe Flash CS5
  • Adobe Fireworks and Freehand CS5
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Yoyo Games Gamemaker
  • Flowol 4
  • Scratch from MIT

The Internet

The network covers the whole school, and pupils can continue with their work at any computer. All machines have access to the internet. Pupils can now get access to the school intranet from home by selecting the appropriate link on the left and using their normal school username and password. The school has an effective Internet filter that prevents pupils accessing inappropriate material.

E-Mail

All pupils are taught how to use our E-mail system responsibly. Pupils can have access to their own email account once they have passed a short test on responsible use of email. The email test can be accessed by selecting the "Learning Platform" link on the left.  The option to access the school email system from outside the school can be arranged. Students in KS4 have email accounts and are provided with their own E-mail address. Students at KS3 can use USB memory sticks to transfer files.

Career Progression

 

This site shows you some of the incredible places that education and careers in information technology can take you, so why not have a browse and let it open up the big, bright future that lies ahead of you!

http://www.bigambition.co.uk/

Links

ICT Intranet

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ICT Survey

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