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What is ICT all about?

UNIT 1: Living in a Digital World (Examination)

In this unit, students explore how digital technology impacts on the lives of individuals, organisations and society. Students learn about current and emerging digital technologies and the issues raised by their use in a range of contexts (learning and earning, leisure, shopping and money management, health and well-being, on the move). They develop awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure and responsible practice.

UNIT 2: Using Digital Tools (Controlled assessment)

This is a practical unit. Students broaden and enhance their ICT skills and capability. They work with a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts. Students learn to reflect critically on their own and others’ use of ICT and to adopt safe, secure and responsible practice. They put into practice what they learned about digital technology in Unit 1.

What we learn in ICT

In I.C.T we learn to use various programs to accomplish an overall project goal. We learn to successfully make a website using web authoring software, learn how to present our ideas in a fashion suitable to a target audience and how to successfully plan a project to enable us to keep track of timings

Ross Hartley - Year 11 student

Curriculum Breakdown

Year 10

This year will be focused on unit 2 and completing the majority of the Controlled assessment task. Some elements of Unit 1 will also be studied.

Year 11

Unit 2 will be completed by Christmas and the remainder of the year will be spent delivering the subject content and revising for the Unit 1 Summer examination.

Enrichment opportunities

Lunchtime and after school clubs everyday


Useful Links

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