School Announcements 27/06/2017 -
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Computing & ICT

Staffing

Mr S CorlessSubject Leader for Business Studies, Computing & ICT

Mr C MarcellinBusiness Studies, ICT, Enterprise and Year 11 PDC

Miss L Baker SENCO and Teacher of ICT

Mr C McCoy – Network Manager

ICT in the Curriculum

Years 7, 8 and 9

Pupils are taught mainly in their form groups for one double (100 minutes) period a fortnight throughout the whole year.  The groups are mixed ability and number from 20-23 pupils.  Each pupil has their own computer.  Pupils are taught in either rooms A1, A12, A13 or C1. In addition rooms F4 and F5 are used in the new sixth form block as Business Studies rooms with workstations also connected to the school network. Since September 2008, year 8/9 students have followed the AQA Enterprise & Employability (Level 1/2) course. This provides pupils with the opportunity to achieve a recognised formal qualification at the end of year 9.

Years 10 and 11

Pupils continue to develop ICT skills taught at KS3 level by studying GCSE Information & Communication Technology (Full/Short courses) for 5/3 lessons per fortnight. Our exam board is AQA. Click the link below for further information AQA weblink

Year 12

Pupils continue to develop ICT skills taught at KS4 level by studying AQA AS Level and Edexcel AS Applied GCE Information & Communication Technology for 10 lessons per fortnight. Click the links below for further information AS AQA GCE ICT or Edexcel Applied AS GCE ICT

Year 13

Pupils continue to develop ICT skills taught at AS Level by studying AQA A2 Level and Edexcel A2 Applied GCE Information & Communication Technology for 10 lessons per fortnight. Click the links below for further information AS AQA GCE ICT or Edexcel Applied AS GCE ICT

British Values

British Values relating to Computing & ICT

The changing world of ICT – Useful Links

Rooms & Resources

The school has several ICT suites catering for a large number of pupils for increasing ICT requirements in the school. Every PC in the school currently runs the Windows 7 Operating System with a large suite of software applications including Microsoft Office 2013 & Adobe Web Premium. There are also many other applications used both school wide & by individual departments. Each PC is a member of the school Network allowing access to files & services throughout the school. Every room in the school also makes use of an Interactive Whiteboard & accompanying software, which is used to great effect to enhance the teaching & learning experience in the classroom.