Aspiration, Application, Achievement
This subject performs extremely well at the school; by Year 9 end of Key Stage the percentage of learners are outperforming the schools within Blaenau-Gwent and Wales. At KS3 our learners experience the full flavour of ICT and the subject delivers a broad and exciting curriculum covering the following areas:
This academic year the Science and Technology Faculty will be delivering the accredited qualification ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) to all Year 9 all students during ICT lessons.
· Learners with improved computer skills enjoy an enriched educational experience and are better prepared for life, work and further learning.
Level 2 Mandatory Units
Improving Productivity using IT
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This is an over-subscribed and very popular GCSE. The course offers a variety of ICT skills ranging from using business and presentation based tools to multimedia and animation software. The GCSE is 60% coursework and 40% theory and it builds on the experience at KS3. Currently the course is taught over one year and covers the following units:
Understanding ICT: written exam – 1.5 hours. Students to sit this exam in January
Solving problems with ICT, 22.5 hours controlled Assessment
ICT in organisations: written exam – 1.5 hours. Students to sit this exam in June
Developing Multimedia ICT Solutions, 22.5 hours controlled Assessment