ICT

Faculty Leader:

Miss F Khan

Staff:

Miss F Khan
Miss H Woosey

Ethos:

The ICT Faculty is a successful, dynamic and forward thinking Faculty where staff is committed to stretch our students’ understanding of ICT and help them achieve an insight of the subject beyond the specification and in all walks of life. We are keen to embrace new technologies which enhance the learning experience we provide for our students. The Faculty has a supportive, friendly atmosphere where new ideas and approaches are welcomed and openly discussed. We always aim to make our lessons challenging, stimulating and fun! At the heart of our ethos lies our mission “Success through learning, achievement through faith”. Our dedication to our student’s is inspired by this vision and we remain dedicated in our actions as we believe that every student has the ability to learn, achieve and succeed.

Aims:

Taking this qualification will prepare your child for a career in a data driven future. It allowsbuilt-in progression opening doors to students to further their studies at college. Skills gained are highly valued by employers including world leading technology companies such as Adobe, Google, Microsoft and SAP. Pupils will be undertaking the new vocational course in IT and acquire the skills in studying Information Technologies to aid progression to further study and preparation to enter the workplace.

Year 10 and 11 Information Technologies Curriculum:

This course is designed to give pupils a real understanding of your digital environment, develop key skills, and prepare you for future use of IT in their chosen careers across a wide range of job roles.

The qualification in made up of two units that everyone takes.

R012 – Understanding tools, techniques, methods and processes for technological solutions
  • This unit will help you to broaden the IT knowledge and understanding to help you to make decisions and appropriate choices when developing a technological solution.
  • You will understand the different risks associated with the collection, storage and use of data and how the legal, moral, ethical and security issues can have an impact on organisations and individuals.
R013 – Developing technological solutions
  • This unit is completed over 20 hours. It is internally completed and assessed externally. The assessment focuses on how effectively you use your skills when developing a technological solution.
  • You will be given a project to develop a technological solution that processes data and communicates information using a wide range of technologies to plan, create and test an integrated technological solution.