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ICT

  • 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
  • Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve
  • Learners are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication

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.

 

Within ICT they will cover the following:

Year 7

Block Theme Skill
1 Change and resilience Microsoft and Being safe online
2 Power Animation and Graphics
3 Diversity and Empathy Building a Website
4 Freedom Kodu (Creating a game)

 

Year 8

Block Theme Skill
1 Social and Moral Chaos Creating a website using HTML
2 Dreams and Aspirations Photoshop
3 Dystopia and Injustice User interface on Animal Farm
4 Struggles Python (coding)

 

Year 9

Block Theme Skill
1 Crime Website using HTML
2 Extremism Internet and multiple ways of presenting information
3 Relationships & Tensions Business – Financial and marketing
4 Environmental Challenges Plan/Create/Design

 

Creative Media

  • Development of key skills that prove your aptitude in creative media production such as investigating and developing ideas through pre-production, production and post-production of media products
  • The process that underpins effective ways of working in creative media production, such as responding to briefs and feedback, planning and generating ideas
  • Attitudes that are considered most important in creative media production, including personal management and communication
  • The knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector such as production processes and techniques. This course complements the learning in GCSE qualifications, such as Design and Technology, Art and Design, and Computer Science, by broadening the application of ‘design and make’ tasks, working with a media brief, and understanding and engaging different audiences through making compelling media