Computing/ICT

INTENT

The intent of the Computing/ ICT curriculum at Archers Brook is to develop confident Digital Citizens by using accessible challenging and engaging projects to empower pupils promote the productive use of ICT whilst at the same time feel safe and secure when using various technology, software and Internet applications.

The Computing ICT/ Curriculum is designed to allow all pupils at Archers Brook to make progress through a sequenced approach and be suitably challenged within realistic situations, not only in the classroom but via links to external agencies to promote enrichment and engagement for pupils.

IMPLEMENTATION

Pupils are taught Computing/ ICT as a core subject at Archers Brook. Lessons are carefully planned to stimulate pupils’ thoughts and address common misconceptions. The curriculum can be summarised using the following categories; Computer Science, Information Technology, Digital literacy. This allows pupils to make connections between individual topics, as well as understand how the knowledge and skills in these areas will be expected of them in real life situations.

All pupils take an active participation in their learning with subject teachers communicating high expectations, enthusiasm and passion when delivering curriculum content. This is effect inspires pupils to produce the best work they can and allows all pupils to make progress over time.

IMPACT

  • Pupils at Archers Brook will be able to demonstrate excellent understanding of important concepts in ICT and have the confidence to transfer their skills to a wide range of software applications and technology suitable to their age range and ability levels.
  • Pupils will be independent users of ICT and show high level of imagination, creativity and innovation in their application of skills in ICT.
  • Pupils will be positive confident and independent Digital Citizens and will be able to keep themselves safe when using the Internet and digital devices.

WHAT WE DO IN KEY STAGE 2 AND 3

Pupils have one hour of timetabled sessions in KS2 each week, KS3 have two hours of timetabled sessions each week and cover the following:

Years 5&6

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Term 1

Term 1

Term 1

Term 1

E-Safety

E-Safety

E-Safety

E-Safety

Computer networks in

school & Search engines

Computers

Computer

Networks

HTML

Term 2

Term 2

Term 2

Term 2

Scratch/ Algorithms/ Super hero coding/

Hour of code dance

Flowcharts/ Pseudocode/ Scratch/Makey Makey

FlowCharts recap/Algorithms/ Kodu

Representing images/ Magazine Design

Inputs/Outputs/MakeyMakey/Artie

Python-Introduction 

Binary &Python numbers

Python Drawing

Term 3

Term 3

Term 3

Term 3

2D Shapes & Animation

Animation

3d Paint -Animation

Sketchup

Data Dash-Excel

Computational Thinking

Boolean Logic

Online E-Safety Course

*Digital Literacy lessons are also built into the curriculum to develop pupils Microsoft Office skills. This is done within modules or as one off skills lessons during each half term. 

WHAT WE DO IN KEY STAGE 4

Pupils in Key Stage four study for 2.5/3 hours per week. They study NCFE -Occupational studies for the workplace. This course developes students skills for the workplace and prepares them for post Archers Brook college/ workplace settings. Students study a range of modules that cover Emails, Web Design and Communication Skills for Business. This results in a Level 2 Qualification. 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR

Students are encouraged to use 'Nitro Type'  in residence,at home and during gained time in school. A competition across all year groups runs and there are half termly rewards for 'Typer of the term'. Strong links are forged with Cheshire Police and workshops and assemblies are held with regards to postive internet use, Knife crime and cyber security. 

All students have the opportunity to take part in Internet Safety week each year and engage with activities both inside and outside of school to promote E-Safety awarenss. This has been a great success and we have achieved a Guinness World Record award and WON the Cheshire Schools Hate Crime media competition. 

PUPIL E-SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE

Congratulations to our Student Council E-Safety rep. He has completed his CEOP training and is now helping support the rest of the school in staying safe when using the Internet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Archers Brook School

Chester Road
Great Sutton
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire
CH66 2NA

Opening Times:
Monday - Friday: 08:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Main Contact: June Sedgwick

Tel: 0151 832 6600
admin@archersbrook.cheshire.sch.uk