ICT/Computing

Staff in ICT department:Picture1

Miss Desai (ICT/Computing Teacher and whole school)

Mr Adam (Assistant Headteacher & ICT/Computing Teacher)

The ICT department aims to:

  • Ensure the delivery of the National Curriculum for Computing.
  • Widen learner’s knowledge of ICT and Computing by provide opportunities for all pupils to achieve their maximum potential.
  • Offer pupils a range of stimulating and challenging experiences that generate interest, enjoyment and a sense of achievement.
  • Provide a safe and secure learning environment which is both stimulating and challenging for all learners and to strive to develop learner’s ability through differentiation, original and innovative lessons.
  • Develop transferable skills, which can be useful in everyday life.
  • Develop Essential Skills, including literacy and numeracy, in all lessons and units of work.

 

Key Stage 3

In KS3 pupils’ will learn hardware and software design, their applications, algorithmic principles and the impact of technology on society. The curriculum will cover three key areas;

  • Computer Science – involves learning textual and object-oriented programming, understanding data structures and algorithms.
  • Digital Literacy – pupils’ will be taught a range skills in software applications and they will learn how to effectively find, use, evaluate, create, and communicate information using a range of digital technologies,
  • Information Technology- learn software and IT systems used in Industry and commerce i.e. Spreadsheet, Databases, Desktop Publishing and much more

In KS3 we aim to cover the following;

Year 7Picture3

  • E-safety, Security and Ethics
  • Understanding the internal working of a computers
  • Binary numbers
  • Exploring concepts of data representation
  • Exploring digital creativity using presentation and desktop publishing software
  • Create animations and games in Scratch
  • Modelling and data handling using Spreadsheets and Databases

Year 8

  • Digital creativity through the use of a graphics application
  • Understanding computers in the real world through modelling a real-world problem (using Flowol to model data flow and control)
  • Object-orientated programming to develop animations and games (Kodu)
  • Web developing using HTML (programming language)

Year 9

  • Mini projects that allow pupils to be creative with technology using various applications to produce multimedia applications (animations, digital advert, data modelling)
  • Creating a mobile application using App Inventor (pupils create their own Paint program)
  • Spreadsheet modelling

 


Key Stage 4 ICT

Learners follow a curriculum to help them achieve a Single Award in GCSE ICT.

The Single Award is two units. The Single Award has one exam paper worth 40% of the total marks, and one controlled assessment worth 60%.

The units that are studied are:-

Unit 1 Living in the Digital World – Written paper – 40%

Unit 2 Using Digital Tools – Controlled assessment – 60%