Information & Communication Technology
ICT is used throughout the school so that all pupils can take advantage of our excellent facilities not only in ICT lessons but also throughout their curriculum. We have three rooms dedicated to computers, which students can also use during their breaks and after school.
Content: - Pupils follow four schemes of work during the year
Schemes of work:
- An Introduction to ICT: What it is and how it is used?
- Computer Systems: Learning about the physical and digital components that make a computer system (hardware and software).
- Internet Safety: Using technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely. Learning about Social Networking and How to stay safe online.
- Programming: Pupils will be introduced to programming by completing different exercises, using ‘Scratch’.
Assessment – Work is assessed through a range of teacher, self and peer assessment tasks.
Content: Pupils follow three schemes of work, each designed to allow pupils to access various parts of the ICT course.
Schemes of work:
- Web Design: Students analyse existing websites and use the information to help plan their own. They use different programs to carry out the work. Adobe Fireworks is used to help create the components needed for the website and Dreamweaver is used to create their own functioning website.
- Binary & Boolean Logic: An introduction to the different forms of information used in ICT. Understand how instructions are stored and executed within a computer system; understand how data of various types (including text, sounds and pictures) can be represented and manipulated digitally, in the form of binary digits.
- Programming: An extension unit, developing what students learnt about programing in year 7, using ‘Scratch’.
Assessment – Work is assessed through a range of teacher, self and peer assessment tasks