ICT- Key Stage 3


ICT is both a subject and a skill you will use both now and throughout your life. Some students may wish to plan their career around the development of their IT skills, knowledge and understanding; but whatever you decide to do you can be sure that the use of IT and new technologies will be an important part of your future career.

ICT lessons will offer you the opportunity to "show off" the skills you already have in addition to learning new skills.

All students have dedicated ICT lessons during Key Stage 3. Students will be introduced to the Budmouth systems and software, and will be encouraged to use ICT to complete work for other lessons across the curriculum.

Our current programme of study is being re-designed to reflect the many changes in recent technologies. We provide a platform from which students can learn the fundamentals of computer hardware, computing terminology, animation techniques and web design in addition to using a variety of programing tools.

Students will understand the development of solutions to specific IT related problems such as using macros to automate elements of different software. Additionally students will have access to a range of software and we encourage the exploration of open source applications, ensuring they can showcase a range of skills across different software platforms.

Half Term Content Assessment
Sept-Oct Computers - the basics! All students undergo summative assessment at least once a term either by completing a project or by a test.
Nov-Dec Introduction to Programing
Jan-Feb Living in the Digital World
Mar-Apr Spreadsheet Modelling
Apr-May Digital Graphics (Fireworks and Illustrator)
June-July Networks and the Internet

Half Term Content Assessment
Sept-Oct Computers Systems All students undergo summative assessment at least once a term either by completing a project or by a test.
Nov-Dec Data and Databases
Jan-Feb Podcasting Project
Mar-Apr Programing with Scratch
Apr-May Creating a Multimedia Project
June-July End of Year 8 Combined Project

 

Subject Leader - Pat Green
Email: greenp@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

Check out our ICT subject page here


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