ICT and Computing
Key Stage 4:
Year 10 & Year 11
In Year 11, students will complete a level 2 qualification in the ECDL. This qualification will show that they have exceptional use of Microsoft office. The qualification is split between four tests that can be taken at any time through-out the year. Students will also sit ICT Functional Skills, working to gain a Level 1 and then a Level 2.
Students in Year 10 will sit ICT functional skills at Level 1 and then Level 2 should time permit. Throughout the year, students will work though many different topics, including; e-safety, game design, digital literacy, computer hardware, software and web development. These topics will prepare them for basic software use on all computers and give them an insight into the types of job roles ICT can offer.
Key Stage 3:
Years 7, 8 & 9
KS3 students will work through a variety of topics; all students will begin learning about digital literacy to ensure that they are confident when using computers for all subjects in the academy. Following this, they will work through E-safety and web awareness topics to promote safer internet use. Once these two topics are complete, students will spend the rest of the year working though game design and block coding, computer hardware and software, web development. Before the end of the school year, all KS3 students will practise an ICT Functional Skills paper to prepare them for KS4 and to ensure that they are given the best possible chance to complete Level 2 ICT Functional Skills in Year 10.