ICT

Miss L Anderson

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ICT

Summary of Subject Content

KS3

All KS3 students follow the National Curriculum for Computer Science. They receive one lesson per week.

KS4

All KS4 students will have the opportunity to study aspects of computer science, digital literacy and information and communication technology in a greater depth than at KS3.  KS4 students can opt to undertake the British Computer Society's European Computer Driving Licence.

Aims of the Department

  • Ensure that all pupils have a broad and balanced information technology curriculum.
  • Encourage pupils to gather, store, process and present information through activities in a range of contexts.
  • Provide pupils with opportunities to analyse, design, implement and document information technology systems for use by others.
  • Encourage pupils to develop an understanding of the wider applications and effects of information technology.
  • Encourage pupils to solve problems through the use of information systems and associated principles and techniques.
  • Provide pupils with a broad and balanced view of the range of applications and information systems and an understanding of their capabilities and limitations.

Career Opportunities in ICT

There is a vast array of career opportunities in this subject. Many of our students go on to study Computer Science at university or take a different career path by undertaking apprenticeships. In recent years this has involved one student was recruited by Barclays Bank onto their fast-track apprenticeship and sponsored degree programme whilst another student is now working for HSBC in their banking security section and was recently awarded employee of the year.

OFSTED

In the last school OFSTED inspection the ICT department was graded as ‘good with many outstanding features’.

Useful Websites

www.teach-ict.co.uk

www.code.org

www.aqa.org.uk

http://www.sky.com/academy

www.tnmoc.org

http://www.monumenttowomenwhitehall.com/

Student Comments

Patrick Lindley in Lower Sixth: ‘ICT lessons have inspired me to pursue a career in game programming. Throughout my ICT lessons I am constantly analysing new technology and the implications it has on the whole of society’.

Matthew Ford in Lower Sixth: ‘ICT is becoming an increasingly important part of both everyday life and the professional environment and therefore having good ICT skills is essential for whatever career you choose to pursue’.