Information Communication Technologies
Our aim within the Information and Communication Technology Department is to provide our pupils with the necessary skills to succeed in a future filled with many up to date technological opportunities and to be independent in the use of ICT.
The ICT Department is involved with pupils at both key stages.
At key stage three we aim to provide the pupils with the necessary skills to produce high quality work across the curriculum. We equip them with the skills required to deal with different forms of data handling, modelling data, word processing and presentation techniques. Creativity is taught through web development, sound editing software and video creation.
They will study the National Curriculum Programme of Study for ICT that will provide them with a range of different skills. These include:
Communication and Formatting Skills:
- Word Processing
- Desktop Publishing
- Web Authoring
Handling Information Skills:
Control Programming Skills:
- Win Logo
- MIT App Inventor
Web development and video editing
- Movie Maker
At key stage four the pupils can follow either:
- ICT AQA GCSE
- ICT Edexcel GCSE
- Computing OCR GCSE
All courses are optional, where pupils produce coursework utilising the range of skills gained during key stage three.
All courses demonstrate how computers have evolved and how they affect our everyday lives. These courses enable pupils to understand the value that a range of information technologies and computing may have for both work based and personal development. This helps to develop a bank of skills that will allow pupils to use and exploit information technology safely and effectively.
The aim is to make pupils independent in the use of ICT and programming, so in the future they have the necessary skills to use appropriately in various situations. Pupils learn the capacity to identify and understand the role that ICT and computing plays in the world.
The pupils have access to over 200 computers, laptops and iMacs in and around school.
There are 6 computer rooms equipped with networked workstations and printers.
We also have two Mac suites in music and art departments.