Our ICT department aims to develop the skills of our students so they can use ICT effectively and safely in all areas of their learning. We will encourage students to achieve their full potential and recognise routes for specialising in ICT as they progress. As the use of technology increases in all aspects of society creative, productive and confident use of ICT is an essential skill that students require for society today.
Course title: Computing @Key Stage 3
Course Overview: The Key Stage 3 Computing curriculum is divided into 4 strands: programming, IT, Computer science and Staying Safe online
Key Areas Of Study:
Course Length: 2 years
Progression to: Progress to BTEC Information & Creative Technology
Course title: BTEC Level 2 First Award in Information & Creative Technology
Course Overview: The course units are split over a three-year period. New skills are developed in graphics and animation.
Key Areas Of Study: Units of work studied are:
In this unit students investigate online services and online communication, investigating components of the internet and how digital devices exchange and store information and investigate issues with operating online
In this unit students will design a digital portfolio then create and test a digital portfolio followed by a review the digital portfolio.
In this unit students learn the applications and features of digital animation products. Designing a digital animation product which the student will create and test. Students also review a digital animation product.
In this unit students learn the applications and features of digital graphic products. Design a range of digital graphic products then create, test and review digital graphic products
Course Length: 3 years
Progression to: Continue on to Level 3 courses
Extra-Curricular Activities: Catch up when required