Key Stage 3
The aims of the course are to develop skills in using the main types of office software to solve practical problems relating to communication. Students are encouraged to use ICT software and hardware responsibly and safely to develop good judgements about the most appropriate software to solve a problem. The course will prepare students to use ICT independently and successfully in other lessons and at home for independent learning.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|Word processing||Searching for information||Planning & designing a multimedia website|
|Working with multi-media||Trusting websites||Adding interactivity to a website|
|Desk top publishing software||Enhancing safe working practices||Careers planning software|
|Using the internet & email safely||Planning & presenting using ICT skills||Testing & evaluating websites|
|Using mind mapping software||Use of data logging software||Making improvements to websites|
|Using spreadsheet software||Business standard documents||Consolidation of skills|
|Databases||Editing sound tracks & mixes.|
|Web page construction|
Method of Assessment
Students are assessed with National Curriculum levels in Year 7 and 8. In Year 9 most students follow a course in Cambridge Nationals Web Design which is assessed against the assessment criteria for this course. Assessment in all three year groups is either by observation of electronic work (screen-based) or paper as appropriate.
Most learning tasks will involve planning (not necessarily requiring a computer - but could be used) and research to support tasks being covered in lessons. Students can use some of the school computer suites during lunchtimes to complete homework if they wish.
Marking and Feedback Policy
To view the ICT department's marking and feedback policy, please click on the link below:
|Marking and Feedback Policy|