The ICT department offers a diverse, exciting and challenging curriculum at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage4. We are currently delivering ICT and Creative iMedia qualifications from Year 7 to 11.
Key Stage 3
At KS3 we offer the following curriculum:
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|E-Safety||CN in iMedia – 2D game development||CN in iMedia –Pre production documents|
|Online toy shop||CN in iMedia – Website Development||CN in iMedia – digital animation|
|2D game creation||CN in iMedia – Digital graphics||Preparation for GCSE ICT|
Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia
This course will give learners the opportunity to gain understanding, knowledge and skills across the creative digital media sectors, e.g. moving image, audio production, games design, website design and publishing.
Digital Media Consultant/Manager
Key Stage 4
Unit 1 – Living in the Digital World
In this unit, students explore how digital technology impacts on the lives of individuals, organisations and society. They learn about current and emerging digital technologies and the issues raised by their use in a range of contexts (learning and earning, leisure, shopping and money management, health and wellbeing and on the move). They develop an awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure and responsible practice.
Unit 2 – Using Digital Tools
This is a practical unit. Students broaden and enhance their ICT skills and capability. They work with a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts. They learn to reflect critically on their own and others’ use of ICT and to adopt safe, secure and responsible practice.
The course currently offered at Key Stage 4 is GCSE ICT, using the specification from Edexcel. This course is made up of two units:
– Unit 1: Living in a Digital World – this is 40% of the course and is examined by a 1 hr 30 min written exam
– Unit 2: Using Digital Tools – this is 60% of the course and consists of 40 hours of controlled assessment.
All assessment is submitted at the end of year 11, but the controlled assessment is started in the autumn term of year 10.