"The future is ICT."
Mr S Underwood BA (HoD)
Mrs H Melfi BA
Mrs J Kirk BA
The ICT department is a major success. We keep up to date with the latest innovations and provide students with the opportunity to develop their ICT skills using a variety of different software. Students are encouraged to work independently and explore their own creativity.
To develop essential ICT skills needed in future life.
To create a safe and purposeful environment.
To deliver a diverse and exciting curriculum.
To develop skills using a variety of software.
To ensure all pupils make progress.
KEY STAGE 3
At Key Stage 3 students have one ICT lesson per week and complete 3-4 projects per year. Each project is designed to introduce new ICT skills, enhance existing skills and prepare students for GCSE. Students use a variety of ICT software such as: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Access, Movie Maker, website editing software such as Mediator, multimedia software to create animations such as Kool Moves and Pivot Stickman and Scratch for computer programming.
KEY STAGE 4
At Key Stage 4 students have one ICT lesson per week.
Cambridge Nationals I-Media GCSE
This is a qualification for creative students with a passion for digital applications. It aims to empower students to play an active role in the digital sector rather than being simply consumers of digital content. It is tailor made to meet the needs of today’s creative industries, the qualification covers imaging, creative multimedia, website development and computer game production.
- I-Media promotes the creative use of digital applications, enabling students to make the leap from passive consumers to active digital producers of digital content.
25% external examination. This takes form of a practical computer-based website development task.
75% coursework to be completed in school in a series of three projects (Graphics, Animation and Website), each project is a ten hour exam-set practical task worth 25%.
- Robotics/Weather Balloon club which allows students to program Raspberry Pi’s in python, Arduinos, build electrical/computer circuits, and be part of a project that will launch a weather balloon with camera and tracker, and a second project that will launch a payload on an Arianna rocket into space!
- 24-hour access to the school VLE and website.
OTHER DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION
Our results at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 are consistently high:
Key Stage 3
Level 5+ 93%
Level 6+ 75%
Level 7+ 35%
Key Stage 4
A* - C 99%
A* - A 33%