Information and Communication Technology encapsulates the skills that will help learners thrive in an increasingly digital world.
ICT develops students’ interdisciplinary skills and their capacity for imaginative, innovative thinking, creativity and independence.
Key Stage 3
Students in Years 7 – 9 have an introduction to a range of software including the use of spreadsheets, databases and animation. They also experiment with programming using Scratch and Python.
Key Stage 4/5
Students are able to gain a GCSE in ICT, this entails two controlled assessment tasks worth 30% each and two external exams worth 20% over the two years. In Year 11, students will design and create a website as part of their practical work.
ICT as an A level requires students to produce two pieces of coursework over the two years (worth 20%) each and two external exams (worth 30% each). The coursework will make use of a full range of software including Microsoft Access in Year 13.
The ICT department hold a micro:bit Coding club for KS3.
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Mrs Donna James – Head of ICTMs
Rachel Haydock – 2nd in ICT and Digital Competency Framework Co-ordinator
Ms Catherine Robinson – 2nd in Welsh Baccalaureate
What is a Learning Plan?
When you see your son/daughters books you will find Learning Plans (currently only at KS4). These are photocopied onto blue paper and set out the learning that is being done in lessons, what the homeworks are and when assessments will take place.
Read more about Learning Plans