Information Communication Technology
Coverage of the curriculum is divided into two different subjects; Computer Science and Creative Technology. This assists our pupils when choosing options as they are able to clearly identify whether the projects they have enjoyed/excelled in would be further developed in GCSE Computing or GCSE ICT. The Creative Technology lessons provide the basic grounding for the GCSE ICT.
Year 7 & 8
Pupils undertake a range of mini projects to demonstrate their ability to use technology effectively and safely to communicate given messages to a specified audience. Projects include sound recording, video editing, animation and website design. Pupils are encouraged to research, plan, design, create, evaluate and refine their work.
Pupils discuss a range of communication media and analyse the effectiveness of its use. In this project pupils further develop their technical skills by creating a range of marketing materials for a given organisation. Pupils use graphics software to design a brand identity, develop an interactive website, create animated web banners, use DTP software to produce print based marketing materials such as brochures and mail merged direct mail , and finally showcase their work using technology to pitch their ideas.