Developing skills for future employment and digital literacy in all aspects of life
What does an ICT learner look like?
A learner who can:
- Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
- Analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
- Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
Learners are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
ICT enables the learner to be creative and experience different types of technology. Learners will learn valuable skills in analysing problems and working out different solutions in order to solve the problem. They will be able to use these problem solving skills to help them in their future. Learners will learn to not only use up to date programs in their social environment but create the programs and apps. They will learn how to use technology safely and respectively so they ensure they are safe at all times in their social and future professional career.
ICT Students in Year 7 will study:
- Theoretical unit covering the necessary basic knowledge to use computers safely, effectively and responsibly. Pupils begin by looking at file management and security.
- Introduction to graphics and graphic file types: Creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications, preferably across a range of devices, to achieve challenging goals, including collecting and analysing data and meeting the needs of known users