Head of Teaching and Learning: Mr P Kluge
Ms M Colwill
The Lower School students follow a scheme of work that ties in with the National Curriculum Orders. In Years 7, 8 and 9 students attend discrete lessons once a fortnight. Students will also be taught ICT in other subjects depending on the need of that subject. ICT is therefore considered a cross-curricular subject.
Students will undertake the following work in the Lower School.
- Using ICT; Presentation Skills
Data Handling; Database Skills
Using Data and Information Sources; Internet Skills
Control: Game Design
Introduction to Modelling; Spreadsheet Skills
- Data Handling; Database Skills
Public Information Systems; Spreadsheet and Presentation Skills
Information Validity and Bias; Internet Skills
Publishing on the Web; Web Design / Digital Movie Skills
Models and Numeric Data; Spreadsheet Skills
Control Systems; Control Technology Skills- Product Design
- Festival Scenario; Integrated ICT Skills to plan and promote a Festival
All pupils have access to the school’s internet and intranet, under controlled conditions, allowing them to work from a variety of locations throughout the school.
School ICT Facilities
ICT1 Used for discrete ICT lessons in the Lower School and for Upper School GCSE and Functional Skills lessons. The room is furnished with an interactive whiteboard.
ICT2 A bookable room for other departments to use.
ICT3 Used for discrete ICT lessons in the Lower School and for Upper School GCSE and Key Skills lessons. The room is furnished with an interactive whiteboard.
There are also clusters of smaller computer suites in each department.
As well as the above ICT provision, subject areas also have their own subject specific ICT hardware and software. The departments will also have their own intranet areas providing on-line resources for the students. Three ICT technicians maintain the computer equipment to ensure that the network is kept in good working order.
As funds allow, it is the school’s policy to continually upgrade the current ICT equipment and provide new hardware and software, ensuring that the students receive a rich and technologically current ICT education.
Upper School pupils can choose to study ICT or Computer Science in Years 10 and 11. They follow either a full GCSE course or ICT Functional Skills.