ICT AND COMPUTING

Teachers of ICT and Computing

Ms S Jeffs - ICT Team Leader (joint)
Ms K Kondal - ICT Team Leader (joint)


(Working with Technology on a carousel rotation) Programming with Kodu.
Animation with Scratch and 3D animation.
Making videos on e-safety.

Year 8:
Programming with Python and making a video on e-safety.
Theory of computers.
Learning Flash, Fireworks and Photoshop.

Year 9:
Computational Thinking
Python and Algorithms
Representing data: Images, Sound and Text Cryptography Technology in the future: A project using Prezi

Year 10 (Edexcel - 2-year course)
BTEC Level 1 or 2 of Information Technology and Creative Technology
First year:
Unit 1 - The Online World - external exam
Unit 4: Creating Digital Animation
Second year:
Unit 6: Creating Digital Graphics
Unit 7: Creating Digital Video

Computer Science (AQA)
Skill building on a visual basic program language

Year 11 - (Edexcel - Last year)
GCSE ICT - theory preparing for year 11 exam. Animal Shelter project

Computer Science (AQA)
CS - Theory preparing for year 11 exam and undertaking controlled assessment piece

Year 12
OCR Cambridge Technicals Level 3
(Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in IT)
Unit 1  Fundamentals of IT - Exam
Unit  2 Global information - Exam
Plus 3 Optional units

Year 13
OCR Cambridge Technicals Level 3
(Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in IT)
3 pieces of coursework on the below topics; moderated by OCR.
Unit 4 - Computer Networks
Unit 16 - Developing a Smarter Planet
Unit 17 - Internet of Everything

Equipment

Students do not need to buy any ICT software. The software used at school is mainly the Adobe and Microsoft Office suites.  A free alternative to Microsoft Office can be downloaded from www.downloadstaroffice.com

Also, Animation in Scratch – download for free from http://scratch.mit.edu



Extracurricular

We run a variety of extracurricular activities on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during lunchtime.  Students can use Game Maker for free, Blue Cam and Flash animation, movie making and digital photography.  No experience is necessary.

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