Mr M Hare – Head of ICT Faculty and ICT Co-ordinator
Mr P J Davies – Deputy Head and Teacher of ICT
Mr A Karam – Teacher of ICT and Business Studies
Key Stage 3
Throughout Key Stage 3 pupils are taught two discrete ICT lessons a fortnight. The main objective is to challenge and stimulate all children in order to develop their skills, whatever their age, gender or intellectual level.
At Key Stage 3 we follow the National Curriculum guidelines, to ensure all pupils are given the opportunity to gain a variety of skills. In year 8 pupils will undertake a Key Skill in ICT.
Key Stage 4
Pupils follow the WJEC ICT qualification.
The qualification is assessed by a mixture of exams (40%) and controlled assignment (60%) to give a flexible, up to date qualification which will engage learners.
The qualification is split up in to 4 units. In year 10, pupils will undertake Unit 1 - Understanding ICT which is an exam and Unit 2 - Solving problems with ICT which is a controlled assessment. In year 11, pupils will undertake Unit 3 - ICT in organisations which is an exam and Unit 4 - Developing multimedia solutions which is a controlled assessment.
All pupils sign up and agree to abide by the safe use of the computer system agreement (see documents page) which must be signed by pupils and their guardian(s). Additionally, ICT classroom rules are clearly displayed in any room which has ICT equipment.
We also take the subject of E-Safety very seriously and each year group undertakes a module on this topic in each module from year 7 to 11 to make sure pupils are aware of the dangers of using ICT equipment and the Internet (please visit the e-Safety section on this web site for information for guardians).