Staff in ICT department:
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;
- 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
- 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)
- 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%