Brighton Hill Community School

ICT

Study & Technology Studies & Technology Studies

Published on - 25-09-2017

Key Stage 3: ICT
Overview of the course
We love ICT and we want you to love it too! We strive to give all of our students the chance to take risks and learn in an enjoyable and nurturing environment. Throughout your time studying ICT at Brighton Hill Community School, you will explore a range of  software and computer programs which will equip you with the ability to use ICT tools and software to find, explore, analyse, exchange, and present information responsibly.
In the rapidly changing world we live in, Computer Science and digital literacy is an essential life skill that enables all learners to innovate and strive toward excellence in this field. 
ICT is taught as a compulsory subject to all students in Years 7 and 8 in one 50 minute lesson per week.  The Scheme of Work ensures that all students acquire several transferrable skills in a range of software, both in ICT lessons and across the curriculum.
All students have their own email address and access to the internet.
Y7 Scheme of Work


Project  Yr. 7

Title

Brief Description

No of lessons

Type

7.0

IT Introduction

Introduction to the Network and Email

2

-

7.1

Friendbook

E-Safety – Using social Media and Internet

5

ICT

7.2

Excel

Basic Spreadsheets

7

ICT

7.3

The Apprentice

Using Graphics Programmes

7

ICT

7.4

Creative Coding

Using Scratch to program a game

7

CS

7.5

Hidden Treasure

Producing a Treasure game for Y6

7

ICT

Y8 Scheme of Work


Project  Yr. 8

Title

Brief Description

No of lessons

Type

8.0

Inside a PC

Introduction to the inside of a Computer

4

-

8.1

Excel

Advance Spreadsheet skills

7

ICT

8.2

The Apprentice

Using Graphics Programmes

7

ICT

8.3

Marvellous

Databases – storing and searching

7

ICT

8.4

Bits & Bytes

Basic Programing

7

CS

8.5

Graffix

Creating Graphic Designs

7

ICT

 

Key stage 4
Y9 GCSE

Year 9 will start their journey through KS4 ICT by undertaking a practice assignment for the CiDA (Certificate in Digital Applications) qualification provided by Edexcel.

The CiDA qualification aims to empower learners to play an active role in the digital sector rather than being simply consumers of digital content. Tailor-made to meet the needs of today’s creative industries, the qualifications cover imaging, creative multimedia, website development and computer game production.
The CiDA qualification is ideal for students who want the opportunity to explore and acquire a broad understanding and knowledge of the creative digital industries, and the ability to apply that knowledge in practical contexts.

CiDA at Level 2 consists of 2 units.

Unit 1, Developing Web Products, is a mandatory unit which accounts for 25% of the
qualification is externally assessed through a practical examination.

The optional unit, which makes up the remaining 75%, has been selected by the school and is:

 

Year 11 GCSE

In year 11 pupils who have opted to take ICT are undertaking GCSE ICT by Edexcel

This course consists of:

Exam – 40%
Controlled Assessment – 60%

Unit 1: Living in a Digital World (Exam)
In this unit, students explore how digital technology impacts on the lives of individuals, organisations and society. They 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 wellbeing and on the move). They develop an awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure and responsible practice.

Unit 2: Using Digital Tools (Coursework)
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. They learn to reflect critically on their own and others’ use of ICT and to adopt safe, secure and responsible practice.

Technology Faculty staff

Mrs C Sweryt – Head of Faculty
Mr A Peach – Teacher of technology
Mr A Kirk – Teacher of ICT