IT is taught as a standalone subject to all of key stage 3 and is optional at key stage 4. We have a dedicated computer suite for delivering discrete lessons and one further cross-curricular computer suite. Sixth Form has its own computer suite, designated for their use. Other subject areas within the school have use of portable wireless laptops.
Each computer suite contains 30-31 PC’s with access to a variety of software programs.
The school has invested heavily in specialist software to enable the enhanced delivery of subject curriculums.
The IT curriculum area uses a variety of software programs, some include:
– Microsoft Office 2010
– Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 comprising: Dreamweaver CC and Photoshop CC
– Clickteam Fusion 2.5 (Game making software)
– Scratch 2.0
There are a number of lunchtime clubs available to students in all years. Some are aimed at developing or learning new skills using different software, others allow students to catch up with coursework or to work on their ILPs. Currently we have:
– Code Club for students who wish to develop their skills in Scratch, HTML or Fusion 2.5.
– KS4 coursework catch-up
– KS3 ILP