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Information Technology

AIMS

·     to develop a knowledge and understanding of a wide range of information technology tools and the ways they can integrate with each other;

·     to develop the skills necessary to select information technology tools appropriate to a variety of tasks and employ them effectively;

·     to expand the range of pupils’ communication skills and enable them to present work in a visually attractive way;

·     to develop an understanding of the impact of information technology;

·     to develop information seeking and gathering techniques through safe use of the Internet.

 

Junior School

ICT is developed through a strong curricular base with a number of subjects combined to ensure that ICT skills are fully developed within each pupil.  A skills-based programme is presently being delivered where pupils are engaged with a wide variety of software.

 

Senior School

The senior school has offered the following examinations:

Certificate for IT Users

BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in IT

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT

 

IT plays a central role in the new BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT programme as it offers a flexible learning approach that is educationally stimulating. 

Library use for accessing electronic information is being extensively developed through CD Rom. The use of the Internet for accessing data at all levels is being openly encouraged and follows a letter sent to parents on the safety of Internet access.

Provision forI.C.T. in Sixth Form

The I.C.T. Department offers the following coursesin sixth form:

·        BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT