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.
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.
- 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 at Key Stage 2 & 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|
|Search engines||What are computers?||Computer Networks||HTML|
|Term 2||Term 2||Term 2||Term 2|
|Networks||Flowcharts/ Scratch||Flow Charts/ Kodu||Grand Designs|
|Scratch||Python an Introduction||Algorithms||Python|
|Term 3||Term 3||Term 3||Term 3|
|2D Shapes||Animation||Python/ Binary||Magazine Design|
|Makey Makey||Computational Thinking||Animation||KS4 Preparation|
*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 at Key Stage 4
Pupils in Key Stage four study for three hours per week. They study a course by NCFE -Occupational studies for the workplace. This course also allows us to complete cross-curricular modules with PSD and Careers. Students study a range of modules that cover Emails, Web Design and Communication Skills for Business. This results in a Level 2 Qualification.
Pupils in KS4 are encouraged to attend extra revision classes to prepare them for their examinations. They can keep up to date using Google Classrooms.There is currently a 'Nitro Type' competition across all year groups. Pupils are encouraged to improve their typing skills at home, in after school club or during any gained time they may get.
Pupil E-Safety Rep
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 stayng safe when using the Internet...
|Archers Brook SHARP System|