Information Technology

The ICT curriculum, now called 'Computing', has been reformed. It now includes a clearly-articulated strand of computer science (including programming) as the underlying subject discipline, alongside the use and application of digital technology.

Courses Followed

In Key Stage Three students will learn a mixture of the more traditional ICT skills as well as using hardware such as BBC Microbit and Raspberry Pi's to learn new Computing Skills.

At Key Stage Four every student will have one lesson of Computing, where they will focus on programming skills and e-safety.

We offer the following optional courses at Key Stage Four:

  • The Cambridge National in ICT. This is equivalent to one GCSE. Students will study the following Units:

          o   Computer Systems

          o   Using ICT to create Business solutions

          o   Creating Interactive Multimedia Products

          o   Creating dynamic products using sound and vision

 

  • GCSE Computing. Students will study the following:

          o   Computer systems and programming (Exam)

          o   Programming using Python (controlled assessment)

          o   They will also undertake a practical investigation, the topic of which is set by the exam board.

The Information Technology staff are:

  • Mrs F Ozdemir (Curriculum Leader)
  • Ms J Mersh