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Information Communication Technology

What is covered by the term ICT?

 

We interpret the term ICT to include the use of any equipment which allows users to communicate or manipulate information, in its broadest sense, electronically. This includes use of;

  • Computers
  • Programmable toys 
  • Sensors
  • Electronic musical instruments
  • Audio and video recorders
  • Telephone and fax
  • Digital cameras and scanners   The Internet etc.

What are our aims?

 

The overall aim for ICT is to enrich learning for all pupils and to ensure that teachers develop confidence and competence to use ICT in the effective teaching of their subject. ICT provides a non- threatening, non- judgemental tool for pupils deemed ESBD and can enable pupils to successfully access those curriculum areas where they may have previously experienced failure thus raising both self-esteem and academic attainment. In particular we would hope that our pupils will become confident and effective users of ICT by;

  • Developing their ICT capability in a variety of subject contexts
  • Understanding the importance of information and how to select and prepare it
  • Developing skills using hardware and software enabling them to most effectively manipulate information
  • Enabling pupils to apply ICT capability and ICT to support their use of language and communication 
  • Helping all pupils to consider the benefits of ICT and its impact on society
  • Ensuring all pupils use ICT with purpose and enjoyment
  • Helping all pupils develop the necessary skills to become independent users of ICT confidently able to exploit ICT resources and tools
  • Making sure that all pupils reach the highest possible levels of achievement.
  • Teaching pupils good Health and Safety attitudes and practice including an awareness of internet safety and the ability to select and use websites safely and with care, alongside an awareness of the Data Protection Act and the dangers of plagiarism

 

In key stage 2 pupils will follow the National Curriculum programme of study for computing. They shall be taught about: coding and programming using simple algorithms; using the internet effectively and how it works; staying safe online and using a range of technology for a variety of purposes.   

 

 

Key Stage 3                      

All students at Rosewood study Computing at KS3.

Over the duration of year 7 students study the following units:

  • Digital Literacy
  • Baseline Test
  • Hardware and Software Multimedia Presentation
  • Spreadsheets: Zoo Trip
  • Databases: Murder Most Horrid
  • Scratch
  • Website Creation
  • Programming: Introduction to Python

 

Year 8 Computing

 

All students at Rosewood study Computing at KS3. Over the duration of year 8 students study the following units:

  • E-Safety
  • Desktop Publishing: Networking                           
  • Spreadsheets: Awesome Adventures
  • Databases: Playlists
  • Flash including Action Script
  • HTML and JavaScript
  • Programming in Python the next steps

 

For further information on the national curriculum for computing at KS3, please follow the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239067/SECONDARY _national_curriculum_-_Computing.pdf

 

Year 9, 10 and 11 ECDL (European Computer Driving License)

At Rosewood all students in year 9, 10 and 11 study the level 2 ECDL. Students complete the following units:

  • Unit 1: Word Processing Software

Develops the learner’s ability to create word-processed documents: entering text, editing and formatting work, using graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish, and effectively using tools such as the spell-checker and mail merge

  • Unit 2: Presentation Software

Shows the learner how to produce high-quality presentations using a variety of tools including charts, graphs and drawn objects

 

  • Unit 3: Spreadsheet Software

This helps the learner develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets, from entering data and formatting worksheets, to creating charts and producing high-quality documents.

 

For further information on ECDL, please follow the link below:

http://www.bcs.org/category/14424

 

Year 9, 10 and 11 ECDL (European Computer Driving License)

At Rosewood all students in year 9, 10 and 11 study the level 2 ECDL. Students complete the following units:

  • Unit 1: Word Processing Software

Develops the learner’s ability to create word-processed documents: entering text, editing and formatting work, using graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish, and effectively using tools such as the spell-checker and mail merge

  • Unit 2: Presentation Software

Shows the learner how to produce high-quality presentations using a variety of tools including charts, graphs and drawn objects Unit 3: Spreadsheet Software

 

This is designed Helps the learner develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets, from entering data and formatting worksheets, to creating charts and producing high-quality documents.

For further information on ECDL, please follow the link below:  http://www.bcs.org/category/14424

 

Key Stage 4

This is a vocationally-related qualification that takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The everyday use of ICT, from PCs to smartphones, now impacts all of our lives. Cambridge Nationals in ICT reflects this and provides students with a solid understanding of the subject which they can use in their working lives. Three themes are covered: business information systems, creative and technical.

 

https://ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/ict-level-1-2-j800-j810-j820/

 

Courses are chosen to meet individual needs with an emphasis on the ability of the course work to motivate young people who are at danger of disengagement. 

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