Information Communication Technology

In the ICT Department at Maplewell we seek to:

Acknowledge the proficiency in 21st century ICT skills as essential to the education of today’s learner; encourage all pupils to develop their skills, and, as technology continues to move forward, endeavour to ensure that all pupils are familiar with the latest tools and software, thus keeping them at the leading edge of the Digital Revolution; embrace healthy debate about resources, skills and the educational impact of ICT; and ensure a sensible evolution of technology which preserves the best of traditional teaching supported by modern electronic resources under the control of teachers.

Information Communication Technology is taught on the timetable to all pupils at Maplewell and includes a course of ICT skills that will allow them to continue to develop as confident and enthusiastic users of various software applications to aid and enhance their school work and studies.

Curriculum

Year 7 ICT
One lesson per week

Maplewell Students’ first year comprises of two main areas; the development of fundamental skills using technology and online safety.


Year 8 & 9 ICT
One lesson per week

Students continue to develop the essential skills required for the world of work and their understanding of the appropriate use of technology. Students start to work on a wider range of software, including; Microsoft Office products, Scratch and Serif video editing.


Year 10 & 11 ICT (Level 1 & Level 2)
One lesson per week

Students in Year 10 work towards a qualification in IT user skills, open systems and enterprise. The qualification continues to develop the same essential skills from Key Stage 3 with a further development focus on user needs.


Year 10 Interactive Media (Level 1 & Level 2 )
Three lessons per week

Interactive media is the integration of digital media including combinations of electronic text, graphics, moving images and sound into a structured digital computerised environment that allows people to interact with the data for appropriate purposes.

Internally assessed and externally quality assured portfolio of evidence and externally set question paper/assignment


K5 ICT (Progression Diploma credits)
Key stage 5 students work towards a qualification in IT user skills. The credits gained are used to form part of the progression diploma.


K5 Interactive Media (Vocational Diploma credits)
Three lessons per week

Interactive media is the integration of digital media including combinations of electronic text, graphics, moving images and sound into a structured digital computerised environment that allows people to interact with the data for appropriate purposes.

Internally assessed and externally quality assured portfolio of evidence and externally set question paper/assignment.