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ICT & Computing

 

Meet the Staff

Jon Power - Head of ICT and Computing

Tammy Bailey - Teacher of ICT/Computing

Mark Bevin - Teacher of ICT/Computing

Jamie Corson - Teacher of ICT/Computing

Katy Geraghty -  Teacher of ICT/Computing

Sarah Law - Teacher of ICT/Computing

Craig Swiggs - Teacher of ICT/Computing

Years 7 & 8

Year 7 Autumn Term: E-Safety/Creating a Website

Year 7 Spring Term: Components of Computer Systems

Year 7 Summer Term: Networks and Protocols

Year 8 Autumn Term: Binary and Data Representation

Year 8 Spring Term: Algorithms and Visual Programming

Year 8 Summer Term: Textual Programming

Years 9 & 10 

Exam Board: Edexcel

 

BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology

With the new BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology, students get the chance to produce a practical response to a digital brief, and gain valuable skills for a future in the digital industry.

As the BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology is a practical introduction to life and work in the industry, students can explore the sector while developing technical skills and techniques, planning a digital solution for a given brief and developing an understanding of what cyber security is and the importance of legal and ethical considerations when using modern technologies.

Components covered are:

Component 1: Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques

Component 2: Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data

Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices

 

Useful Website Resources

GCSE IT:

www.edexcel.org.uk  

http://www.pearsonhotlinks.co.uk/  and enter pass code 6145P

BTEC ICT:

www.edexcel.org.uk

 

Which books support the learning?

GCSE IT

Edexcel GCSE ICT Student Book (Pearson)

Revise Edexcel GCSE ICT revision guide (Pearson)

GCSE Computing by Susan Robson Published by www.lulu.com

BTEC ICT

BTEC First Information and Creative Technology (Pearson)

 

Years 11

Exam Board: Edexcel

 

Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications

The Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications has been designed to teach digital design skills and enable young people to use digital tools to express their creativity in an informed and responsible way.

Unit 1:  This unit aims to give students the knowledge and skills needed to produce attention grabbing web products using web authoring software, multimedia assets and navigation features.

Unit 2: This unit aims to give students the skills to use the tools and techniques provided by multimedia authoring software to design and create effective multimedia products for specified purposes and audiences. Students demonstrate their ability to plan, design, build and test interactive multimedia products through their work on a major project.

  


Years 12 & 13

Exam Board: OCR

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT (Equivalent to 1 A-Level)

This course aims to give learners the knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies to prepare for employment or to progress onto higher education or a degree. The diploma consists of 5 units; 3 units are internally assessed and externally moderated. 2 units are an externally assessed test. Units covered are:

Externally assessed units

Unit 1: Fundamentals of IT

Unit 2: Global Information

Internally assessed and externally moderated units

Unit 6: Application Design

Unit 12: Mobile Technology

Unit 13: Social Media and Digital Marketing