Year 7 & 8
All students in years 7 and 8 have 1 lesson of ICT per week which is studied as a discreet subject. The students follow the KS3 strategy units.
All students in year 9 have 1 ICT lesson per week and follow the National Stretegy units. At the end of year 9 the students get the opportunity to study ICT further as one of their option subjects.
Year 10 (option subject) The students have 8 lessons of ICT per fortnight
The students follow the OCR Nationals course at KS4 as their option in ICT. This qualification gives the students the equivalent of 4 GCSE Grades A*-C.
Work that they started in year 9 on their animation unit is completed and externally moderated by the exam board in November and the students then top up this qualification by working on 3 further units in years 10 and 11. During year 10 the students work on Unit 4 Multimedia which is moderated in May and then start work on Unit 2 Web Design and finally a spreadsheet unit, which are moderated at the beginning of year 11.
Year 10 (core subject) 3 lessons per fortnight
The students follow OCR Nationals course, which provide the students with a qualification equivalent to 2 GCSE’s Grades A*-C.
Work that they started in year 9 is completed and externally moderated by the exam board in November. The students then top up this qualification by completing one further unit (Multimedia) which is externally moderated during the following May.
Year 11 (option subject) 8 lessons per fortnight
At the beginning of year 11 the students complete Unit 2 Web design which they started at the end of year 10. This is externally moderated in November. The students then complete their final unit of work. This unit is externally moderated in May.
Year 11 (core subject) 3 lessons per fortnight
Students continue to work on their Multimedia Unit and this is finally externally moderated in the May of their final year.
KS5– 10 lessons per fortnight
Students in year 12 follow Edexcel’s GCE Applied ICT course. They complete 3 units of work in year 12 and a further 3 units in year 13.
To deliver high quality ICT education to every pupil through challenging and stimulating teaching and learning.
To promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of ICT related issues.
To equip pupils with ICT skills which have relevance beyond the classroom.
To deliver the National Curriculum programmes of study.
To maximise the achievement of every pupil and promote equal opportunities for all pupils.
To fully implement National, School and Departmental policy in accordance with the aims of the school.
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