ICT, Business and Computing Department
Interim Head of ICT and Business – Sharon McIntosh
Diana McKinson – (Responsibility KS4) (Assistant Head Teacher)
Latoya Williams – Teacher of ICT (Interim Deputy Head)
Antony Simbo – Teacher of ICT and Business Studies
Emanuel Osinowo – Teacher of ICT and Computing
Chukwuemeka Ekeowa – (Appointed ICT teacher joining the team in September 2016)
The ICT Department has 4 members of staff. It is a highly successful department staffed withexperienced, motivated and enthusiastic teachers. The department has forged strong links withoutside agencies and businesses. These businesses are invited in to lead on delivering advancesoftware skills to gifted and talented pupils.
The department has a strong emphasis on pupil progress and innovative use of ICT to track andmonitor pupil progress. Our current KS4 ICT pass rate is 100% A*-C.
Resources and Equipment
The department has 5 ICT suites with 30 networked computers in each. All ICT suites have access to an interactive whiteboard, scanner, colour and black and white printers. Each member of ICT staff has been allocated a PC laptop with a wide range of school software installed.
Each ICT suite has facilities to monitor and manage pupils’ access to the Internet during lessons. Class registers are done electronically and there is the facility in each room to do so. In-classsupport is available from the ICT Support Team on request. Pupils and staff have access to acentral resource for teaching and learning this will be transferred to the MLE platform in soon.
Extra Curricular Provision
Pupils have access to an ICT suite at lunchtimes offering a range of activities from homework togames club. There are other sessions available for pupils who wish to extend their ICT expertiseand immersion sessions for pupils who need extra support. We also offer the Microsoft OfficeSpecialist training to staff.
The ICT Curriculum
The ICT curriculum is designed to give pupils the opportunity to develop 21st century skills. Pupils are expected to not only do well academically but to develop resilience and ownership for their learning.
The table below shows the allocation of 50 minute periods at Key Stage 3 & 4 over a two week timetable.
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11|
Key Stage 3
An ICT Core Skills programme is delivered to all pupils in years 7 and 8. The current programme of study is shown below but is subject to change in line with national development:
|YEAR 7||YEAR 8 – ICT 4 Life|
|Using ICT to present
|Unit 1 – A video guide to working collaboratively(Video editing)|
|Sequencing/Programming(Scratch)||Unit 2 – Create an e-time capsule(Web design)|
|Using Data and Information
Sources including Internet
Safety and Cyberbullying
|Unit 3 – Help fight global
|Presenting Information(DTP/Multimedia)||Unit 4 – Create an e-card
system for your school(Database)
|Intro to Modelling and
Presenting Numeric Data(MS Excel)
|Unit 5 – Assessment|
|Data Handling(MS Access)|
Key Stage 4 Information.
ICT is compulsory and pupils follow the Cambridge National programme of study from year 9. We cover the following units:
|Unit Code||Title||Software used|
|R001||Understanding computer systems|
|R002||Using ICT to create business
|Word processing, Email, database,
graphics, desk top publishing,
spreadsheets, web browser
|R003||Handling data using spreadsheets||Spreadsheet|
|R005||Creating an interactive product
using multimedia components
|App creation, Game authoringWeb Design|
|R006||Creating a digital image||Graphics|
|R007||Creating dynamic products using
sound and vision
|Sound, animation, video editing|
|R008||Introduction to computer
|R009||Exploring computer hardware
This course involves using a range of software some are listed below:
|MS Word||Ms Excel|
|MS Access||MS PowerPoint|
|MS Publisher||Adobe Fireworks|
|Adobe Photoshop||Digital sound (Audacity)|
|Adobe Dreamweaver||Adobe Flash|
|Adobe Illustrator||Adobe Indesign or MS Publisher (DTP)|
|Serif DrawPlus||Serif WebPlus|
|Vegas Movie Studio||Adobe Audition|
We will also be offering OCR Computer Studies as an option in year 9.