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SUBJECT OVERVIEW

The ICT/Computing department strive to ensure that all students obtain a certified qualification in ICT by the end of KS4.  We aim to develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge that will equip students for the demands for ICT skills in the 21st century.  ICT is a broad subject that equips learners to use technology effectively in their lives – whether it is for personal, educational, community, social or business purposes.  Our subjects are hugely popular, and achieve outstanding examination grades every year.

SCHEMES OF WORK

KEY STAGE 3

Within KS3 we follow the computing curriculum with innovation and student engagement a primary focus.  At KS3 it is vital that we develop the skills in the use of software, theoretical content and the basics of computing to ensure ease of access to the KS4 curriculum.  We have developed the curriculum to ensure that students have the highest possible levels of skills, technical understanding and digital literacy.  The programme of study encapsulates both technical and creative uses of ICT along with the more academic elements of computer science.

KEY STAGE 4

  • Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Information & Creative Technology: We offer a GCSE equivalent course of study.  This is an applied course that allows for the development of practical skills and general knowledge in relation to the world of work.
  • OCR GCSE Computing: A mixture of academic and practical content that will equip students to pursue a career in computer science or an ICT related field.

KEY STAGE 5

  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Information & Communication Technology: This course provides a mixture of academic and practical content.  Students enjoy the opportunity to apply theoretical content to a practical context.
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: A design orientated course that allows students to apply ICT Skills in a real world design context.  A very popular choice amongst our Sixth Form students.
  • OCR A-level Computing: A thorough and extremely academic course examining all areas of Computer Science and Programming techniques.

STAFF

Mr J. Weir - Strategic Lead for ICT across the Academy
Mr G. Sibbald - Head of Department
Mr M. Kealey
Mr A. Rooney
Mrs L. Earl


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 The Academy of St Nicholas

51 Horrocks Avenue
Liverpool
L19 5NY
Tel: 0151 230 2570
Email: info@theacademyofstnicholas.org.uk

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