In ICT and Computing we are keen to prepare our students for their time after Clare Mount and so our curriculum reflects this throughout Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.
In Key Stage 3 we are teaching all of skills in order to prepare the students for their qualifications in Key Stage 4 ICT and this year we will be working alongside the theme of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The students will make Logos, Posters, create Spreadsheets and Databases as well as using Presentation software when learning through the Microsoft Office suite. They will also be learning how to program and create their own games and animations using Scratch as well as Website Creation techniques.
All of the skills will prepare our students for their Key Stage 4 studies. All students in Year 10 and 11 will study to achieve at least a Level 1 qualification in the BTEC Technical Digital Information Technology qualification, a recognised qualification equivalent to GCSE, whilst those who choose the option lesson will study this at a more advanced level in the hope of achieving a Level 2 qualification. Throughout the year we work on standalone projects in relation to cross curricular studies including Maths, English and Science and also study E-safety every year during Safer Internet week.
Key Stage 5 Students are studying the skills which would enable them to achieve the Functional Skills qualification in ICT and some will attempt this next summer.