Pupils arrive in school with variable Computing/ICT experiences our aim is:
- To build upon these experiences by giving them the opportunity to develop their Digital Literacy, Digital Citizenship and Digital Creativity.
- To develop good Health and Safety attitudes so that they use digital devices safely both in and out of school.
- To prepare them for ICT in the ‘real world’
- To promote independent learning
What we do at Key Stage 3
Pupils have two hours of timetabled sessins per week and cover the following:
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|Term 1||Term 1||Term 1|
E-Safety/ Computer networks
|What are computers?||Flow Charts and Kodu||Grand Designs|
|Term 2||Term 2||Term 2|
|Spreadsheets||Kodu Continued||Magazine design|
|Term 3||Term 3||Term 3|
|Flow Charts and Scratch||Binary||HTML|
|Digital Literacy||Computational Thinking||KS4 Preparation|
*Digital Literacy lessons are also built into the KS3 curriculum to develop pupils Microsoft Office skills. This is eother 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 work towards either Level 1 E-Safety alongisde a cross curricular qualification Level 1 Employability Skills or Level 2 ECDL which consists of four modules, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Improving Productivity.
Pupils in KS4 are encouraged to attend extra revision classes to prepare them for their examinations.
Congratulations to our Student council E-Safety rep. He has recently completed his CEOP training and is now helping support the rest of the school in stayng safe when using the Internet...