ICT

Welcome to the ICT Department

 

Staff members: Mr S Ross

 

Together we can get pupils to reach their full potential

 

ICT is taught as a discrete subject as part of the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3. In Key Stage 4 it is compulsory, but with an optional element. ICT is also available as a GCE option in the sixth form.

Our emphasis is on making our pupils confident and competent in the understanding and practical use of ICT. Pupils are encouraged to take their ICT skills and use them in their other curriculum subjects, and at also home.

 

Key Stage 3 Overview

 

In YEAR 7 pupils will cover 6 units of work, these are;

 

  1. An Introduction To The Use Of ICT In And Out Of School

  2. Staying Safe When Using ICT.. combating cyber bullying.

  3. Using the Internet, communicating using e-mail and word processing.

  4. Public Information Systems….creating a simple website

  5. Models…rules and investigations… introduction to using spreadsheets.

  6. Data; Designing Structure, Capturing And Presenting Data…using a database to store data from a survey.

 

In YEAR 8 pupils will cover 6 units of work, these are;

 

  1. Staying Safe When Using ICT…. combating computer crimes and threats to you and your family.

  2. Models…rules and investigations…creating models to solve given problems

  3. Word Processing Skills….understanding and using the features of a word processor.

  4. Publishing On The Web

  5. Data; Designing Structure, Capturing And Presenting Data….investigate the ideas of field types, form design, validation and searching for data

  6. Systems; Integrating Applications To Find Solutions.

 

In YEAR 9 pupils will cover 6 units of work, these are;

 

  1. Staying Safe When Using ICT…combating computer crimes and threats to you and your family.

  2. Systems; Integrating Applications To Find Solutions scenario (a)

  3. Further Development Of word Processing Skills….using different software to produce various materials for a business or an event.

  4. Systems; Integrating Applications To Find Solutions scenario (b)

  5. Data; Designing Structure, Capturing And Presenting Data….creating complex queries and sorts, and using mail-merge to personalise documents.

  6. Systems; Integrating Applications To Find Solutions scenario (c)

 

Useful Web Sites;     www.samlearning.com

                                    www.teach-ict.com

                                    www.bbc.co.uk/click

 

 

Key Stage 4 Overview

 

A GCSE in “ICT”

 

Building upon the foundations put down in years 7, 8 and 9, all pupils at SRG study for either a Full or Short GCSE Award in ICT. We currently follow the syllabus offered by AQA. The course is a strong mixture of theory and practical coursework. Coursework accounts for 60% of the total marks while a written examination paper accounts for the remaining 40%.

 

Those pupils who chose the Full course option are automatically enrolled on our new Digital Creator course. Digital Creator is a fully accredited course that emphases the practical use of a variety of digital media such as animation, sound, still and moving images. Pupils combine their ICT skills with their own creativity.

 

Key Stage 5 Overview

 

A GCE in “ICT” at either AS or A2 levels

 

As well as the rapid development of new technologies that gather, organise and share information, familiar technologies like television, telephone and computers are evolving and being expanded by digitised information, causing a convergence of technologies.

 

GCE ICT encourages students to become discerning users of ICT. It allows them to develop a broad range of ICT skills, knowledge and understanding. This could form a basis for progression into further learning, including progression from AS to A2, and/or employment.

 

Opportunities in School …. Homework and relevant research and other work

 

Pupils are provided with the opportunity to use ICT to finish work as part of their set “homework” during lunchtimes and after school. The ICT rooms are staffed on a daily basis so that all pupils are given equal access to computers when they need them. Not readily having access to a computer at home is no excuse while your child is a pupil at SRG.

 

How can you help as a parent?

 

  • Encourage your child(ren) to use ICT at home to carry out research for homework.

  • Add recommended web sites to your Internet Favourites.

  • Encourage your child(ren) to be selective about what they get from the Internet. Encourage them to read information that they find rather than just copy and paste whole chunks.

  • Let them enjoy the technology whilst using it constructively.

  • Other websites that have proven to be useful are; www.teach-ict.com, www.bbc.co.uk/webwise, www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize and www.bbc.co.uk/click

  • Please see that you know when deadlines for coursework are approaching and encourage your child(ren) to meet them.

 

ICT Presentation 

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St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School

Albert Avenue,

Flint, Flintshire,

CH6 5JZ

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Tel : 01352 736900

Fax : 01352 731895

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