What is the Department Vision?

All students should leave school as confident and safe users of technology.

KS3

What will my child be studying?

Year 7 Year 8
Online safetyComputer AlgorithmsGraphics

Modelling

Data handling

Animations

Web design

CodingMovie makingFurther modelling

Database creation

Information reliability

 

What equipment will my child need?

Occasionally ear phones for use with ipads or the pc.

How can I support my child through KS3 ICT?

Internet access at home will be increasingly essential.

How will my child be assessed in KS3 ICT?

Each student will receive a judgement at the end of each unit, along with the regular school reporting system.

KS4

What courses do we offer?

OCR computer science

OCR iMedia

AQA ICT

How is the course assessed?

ICT and Computer Science are 60% coursework and 40% exam (1 ½ hrs)

iMedia is 75% coursework and 25% exam (1 hr)

The coursework is controlled assessment and completed under teacher supervision.

It is internally marked and externally moderated.

What is covered on the course?

Please refer to the specifications available at the above links.

As a general rule:

What websites would you recommend?

www.teach-ict.com is very useful for the exam preparation.

What equipment will my child need?

Headphones will occasionally be needed for iMedia.

How can I support my child through KS4 ICT?

You are not allowed to assist with any of the coursework material.

Revision guides are helpful in preparing for the exam.

How will my child be assessed in KS4 ICT?

You will receive regular grades indication the prediction against the target grade for your child.

KS5

What exam board do we use? AQA

AQA ICT this course is 80% exam based and 20% coursework. It is designed around management information systems and to lead people into managerial levels within a business.

OCR Cambridge Technicals is a vocational course in ICT. Students complete modules of work that are internally marked and externally moderated. This course provides students with practical skills for a range of potential careers.

What is covered on the course?

Please refer to the specifications available at the above links.

How can I support my child through KS5 ICT?

KS5 courses are considerably more challenging and student will often need encouragement and support to see them to a successful conclusion.

How will my child be assessed in KS5 ICT?

You will receive regular grades indication the prediction against the target grade for your child.