Key Stage 3
The fundamental philosophy of the department is to ensure pupils are given opportunities to apply their ICT skills for different life purposes. It is therefore the responsibility of the pupils to design animations, make films, create posters and cards, make power points for different purposes, use spreadsheets and make games. All students are taught Internet Safety and know how to report to Childlike and CEOP.
Key Stage 4
Specification: ICT OCR Cambridge Nationals
At KS4 students will be completing 4 Units of ICT OCR Cambridge Nationals and this will provide them with a Cambridge Certificate in ICT, equivalent of 1 full GCSE. The course is popular and broadly recognised by schools and colleges.
The Cambridge Nationals in ICT will equip learners with sound ICT skills for everyday use and provide opportunities to develop in context those desirable, transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis, working with others or communicating technical concepts effectively. They will also challenge all learners, including high attaining learners, by introducing them to demanding material and skills; encouraging independence and creativity; providing tasks that engage with the most demanding aspects of the National Curriculum.