ICT & Computing
Meet the Staff
Jon Power - Head of ICT and Computing
Tammy Bailey - Teacher of ICT/Computing
Mark Bevin - Teacher of ICT/Computing
Jamie Corson - Teacher of ICT/Computing
Katy Geraghty - Teacher of ICT/Computing
Sarah Law - Teacher of ICT/Computing
Craig Swiggs - Teacher of ICT/Computing
Years 7 & 8
Year 7 Autumn Term: E-Safety/Creating a Website
Year 7 Spring Term: Components of Computer Systems
Year 7 Summer Term: Networks and Protocols
Year 8 Autumn Term: Binary and Data Representation
Year 8 Spring Term: Algorithms and Visual Programming
Year 8 Summer Term: Textual Programming
Years 9 & 10
Exam Board: Edexcel
BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology
With the new BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology, students get the chance to produce a practical response to a digital brief, and gain valuable skills for a future in the digital industry.
As the BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology is a practical introduction to life and work in the industry, students can explore the sector while developing technical skills and techniques, planning a digital solution for a given brief and developing an understanding of what cyber security is and the importance of legal and ethical considerations when using modern technologies.
Components covered are:
Component 1: Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques
Component 2: Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data
Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices
Useful Website Resources
http://www.pearsonhotlinks.co.uk/ and enter pass code 6145P
Which books support the learning?
Edexcel GCSE ICT Student Book (Pearson)
Revise Edexcel GCSE ICT revision guide (Pearson)
GCSE Computing by Susan Robson Published by www.lulu.com
BTEC First Information and Creative Technology (Pearson)
Exam Board: Edexcel
Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications
The Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications has been designed to teach digital design skills and enable young people to use digital tools to express their creativity in an informed and responsible way.
Unit 1: This unit aims to give students the knowledge and skills needed to produce attention grabbing web products using web authoring software, multimedia assets and navigation features.
Unit 2: This unit aims to give students the skills to use the tools and techniques provided by multimedia authoring software to design and create effective multimedia products for specified purposes and audiences. Students demonstrate their ability to plan, design, build and test interactive multimedia products through their work on a major project.
Years 12 & 13
Exam Board: OCR
OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT (Equivalent to 1 A-Level)
This course aims to give learners the knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies to prepare for employment or to progress onto higher education or a degree. The diploma consists of 5 units; 3 units are internally assessed and externally moderated. 2 units are an externally assessed test. Units covered are:
Externally assessed units
Unit 1: Fundamentals of IT
Unit 2: Global Information
Internally assessed and externally moderated units
Unit 6: Application Design
Unit 12: Mobile Technology
Unit 13: Social Media and Digital Marketing