Updated: Thu 29 Nov 2012
There can be little doubt that ICT should form an increasingly central part of the curriculum in a technological age. The first step towards this goal has been taken by teaching essential ICT skills to our Year 7 students. The second step is to give our students the opportunity to apply and develop ICT capabilities across the curriculum.
In year 7 all students attend ICT lessons which will provide them with the knowledge and skills to continue the use of ICT throughout their school lives.
Using Microsoft Office 2010 Suite students will look at how to produce, format and display their work; identifying the correct programs to use for the best result. Students also look into computer etiquette which encourages the correct use of language and content for electronic communications.
From the Spring Term students will look at programming using Visual Basic. This allows students to gain a better understanding of the basic concepts used when developing software.
After, Year 7 students’ ICT skills are enhanced through the use of course specific programs and applications which are taught within lesson time by subject teachers.
There are five subject dedicated computer rooms around the School. These are based in Mathematics, Art, RSP, Modern Languages and Music. There are also two additional computer suites available to use for class teaching. The main computer suite and library computers are available to students during break, lunch and after school.