ICT: Mission statement
The ICT department uses project based learning to develop pupils into autonomous users of computers and related technology. The department develops communication, project management and collaborative skills in a drive to produce computer literate independent learners.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 ICT is condensed into two years. Pupils develop solutions to given problems using a array of application software in either group or individual work. All project work draws on “real life” scenarios”, and link to subject matter explored in other areas of the curriculum. The aim of the course is to enable pupils to become confident users of the computer in developing solutions for a variety of end users. In year 9, pupils begin work on their OCR Nationals course – this enables them to gain a GCSE equivalent qualification in ICT even if they choose not to opt for the subject in year 10.
Key Stage 4
From September 2012, Pupils will study ICT GCSE in key stage 4. This consists of both coursework and examined elements. Further details of the course can be found here.
Key Stage 5
In the sixth form, pupils study for AS/A2 ICT. We use the OCR examination board for this qualification. Pupils learn about the use of computers and related technology in a real life business context.In the sixth form, pupils study for AS/A2 ICT. We use the OCR examination board for this qualification. Pupils learn about the use of computers and related technology in a real life business context.
Click here to find out what is being studied and when, in our Curriculum Topics section.