Welcome to ICT

ICT underpins today’s modern lifestyle. it is essential that all students gain the confidence and ability that they need in this subject to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world.

The ICT curriculum is designed to allow all students at Pittville to become confident in using systems that support them in their learning in other subjects and outside of the school. We also build skills and understanding in key computing and media areas such as programming, multimedia and E-Safety. We want our students to become successful, independent learners and prepare them for the 21st century.

Key stage 3 students will have ICT lessons as part of the technology rotation. The nine week scheme of learning is as follows:

Topic

Content

Understanding Computers

Using the network

Hardware and software

Peripherals

Binary

Using presentation software

Computer Programming

Using selection, iteration and sequencing concepts to solve a variety of computational problems and reflect real-world scenarios.

Emerging Technology and E-Safety Issues

Types of emerging technology and issues arising from them

Graphic design

E-Safety issues including social engineering and cyber security

How can parents support their child in IT?

Please talk to your child about the ICT they are learning at school and encourage them to explain their understanding of the ideas to you.

Take time to look at their Teams updates

Support them to meet deadlines for key pieces of Controlled Assessment by asking them about the tasks set, when they are due etc.