Head of Department:
Mr M Dunt
Mr S Bendon
Mrs Z Topley
Miss C Forster
Mr S Bowles
Ms C Ramshaw
Accommodation and Resources:
The ICT department has five dedicated purpose built rooms. The rooms are all very spacious and all have between 24 and 28 computers, printing facilities, teachers station and interactive boards. The school also has an ethos of ensuring ICT resources are based in other departments to allow ICT to be taught across the curriculum as well as supporting the delivering of those subjects. To this end there are 11 Laptop Trolleys and a further 6 dedicated network rooms, in all there approximately 550 computers in the school for students to use. The school has extensive networked infrastructure which links the whole site back to the main ICT office, the school is also fully covered by a managed wireless g network. All teaching staff have laptop’s that are used for electronic registration and teaching. There are a further 130 stations used for teaching or administration purposes.
Key Stage 3 Curriculum :
In key stage 3 ICT students follow an accelerated national curriculum programme in Years 7 and 8. In Year 9 students start to study OCR National level 2 ICT, we aim to complete one and a half units.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum:
Students choosing to do ICT will continue to work on the OCR national course started in Year 9. If they complete the full course it is the equivalent of 4 GCSE's.
Key Stage 5 curriculum:
Students can choose to do the OCR national course at level 2 or 3 in the Sixth Form. Students choosing the level 3 course can follow a 6 or 12 unit programme.
Extra Curricular Activities:
In the ICT department we open the ICT rooms up at Lunch and after school for students to continue with work or develop new skills.
Extended Opportunities For Learning:
All ICT courses are based on the schools Learning Platform. This is used to set and assess student work. Students can access this information from any computer that has internet access. The department also runs regular workshops every Thursday and Friday between 3:00pm and 4:30 pm to support KS4 and post 16 students.