Subjects

ICT

CACCEA 2 001

Aims:

The ICT department’s role is to equip students with the necessary computer skills to support their learning within each subject area and future employment.

Resources:

The ICT department is equipped with three dedicated computer rooms providing access to hardware and software for general use and subject specific. We are also equipped with additional peripheral devices including scanners, digital cameras and digital camcorders.

Extra Curricular:

The ICT department is open Monday to Thursday for GCSE and A level students to work on computers from 3.30pm until 5pm.  ICT teachers are available each day to offer support.

From January until May the ICT department offer Year 8 – 10 students a computer gaming club.  This gives students the opportunity to experience game making software, design and create their own games.

Related Links

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing
www.ccea.org.uk/ict
www.teach-ict.com
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict
www.reviseict.co.uk/revision
www.revisionworld.co.uk/gcse-revision/ict

Key Stage 3

All KS3 students study ICT 30 minutes a week. During these lessons students develop a wide variety of ICT skills which support other subjects.

YEAR 8

  • Microsoft Publisher
  • E-mail
  • Internet Safety
  • Internet Research
  • PowerPoint

YEAR 9

  • Photoshop
  • Spreadsheets
  • Scratch (Control Programme)

YEAR 10

  • Database
  • Web Design
  • Logo

In today’s technological world, ICT is an important and worthwhile qualification. No matter what students decide to do when they leave school, the chances are they will end up working with ICT. The qualification offered to our young people will help them to understand more about how and why ICT operates in the way it does.

UNIT 1 – TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS

This unit will cover the following themes:

  • Communications Software
  • Presentation Package
  • Information Handling Package
  • Spreadsheet Package

UNIT 2 – USING MULTIMEDIA AND GAMES TECHNOLOGY

This unit will cover the following themes:

  • Using Graphics
  • Using Digital Video and Sound
  • Games Technology
  • Using Multimedia Assets

UNIT 3 – UNDERSTANDING ICT SYSTEMS IN EVERYDAY LIFE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS, ORGANISTATIONS, SOCIETY AND THE WIDER WORLD.

This unit will cover the following themes:

  • Knowledge of ICT Components
  • Data and Information
  • Digital Communications Methods
  • Applications of ICT
We currently offer CCEA Revised ICT Full Course.

Revision every Tuesday 3.30 until 4.30 in F3:

(Please in advance look over the topic)

Tuesday 5th March:   Input, Output, Storage, Memory and Systems Software

Tuesday 12th March: Information and Data, Data Gathering, Checking and Portability

Tuesday 19th March: Digital Communication, Data Networks and Digital Security

Tuesday 26th March: Mobile Communication, Internet, Intranet, Internet Services

Tuesday 16th April:    Electronic Monetary Process, Billing Systems, Virtual Reality

Tuesday 23rd April:   Computer Control and Data logging

Tuesday 30th April:   Education, Employment, Leisure, Globalisation

Tuesday 7th May:      Health and Safety, Environmental Implications of ICT

Tuesday 14th May:    Past Papers