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ICT

ICT is studied as a discrete subject across each of the Key stages.
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Key stage 3

Key stage 3 ICT is aimed at developing skills allowing the students to make an informed choice of software and techniques when completing ICT tasks. We offer teaching of the full Microsoft Suite of Programs, as well as Macromedia Dreamweaver and Fireworks for web design.

With the Literacy and Numeracy Framework successfully embedded into the KS3 teaching program, we are currently looking at training for the new WAG National Curriculum for Computing for the older students, but will extend this exciting opportunity into the lower school also.

Key stage 4

Students have 2 choices when opting for ICT in Key stage 4.

Students can either opt for a Level 2 BTEC in either Information and Creative Technology or a Short Course (equivalent to ½ GCSE). The short course is 60% coursework and 40% written examination.

BTEC Information

BTEC's are widely recognised work-related qualifications suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities.

What is a BTEC?

  • BTECs are work-related qualifications suitable for a wide range of students.
  • They're built to accommodate the needs of employers and allow progression to university.
  • They provide a practical, real-world approach to learning without sacrificing any of the essential subject theory.
  • They can be taken alongside, or in place of, GCSEs and A Levels. They can also form the knowledge component of Foundation Learning or BTEC Apprenticeships.
  • Available across a wide range of industry sectors, they're continually developed and updated to meet the needs of employers and learners.

Where can a BTEC take you?

  • BTECs have been around for nearly 30 years and their reputation is second to none.
  • They're recognised by schools, colleges, universities, employers and professional bodies across the UK and in over 100 countries worldwide.
  • They offer natural progression along a vocational path, from and to academic qualifications and university.
  • BTEC qualifications are developed with key industry representatives and sector skills councils.
  • Many industry and professional bodies offer exemptions to successful BTEC students for their own accredited qualifications.

WJEC Short Course ICT

WJEC has been offering a Short Course that consists of 2 units for a number of years now. The specifications are assessed by a mixture of exams (40%) and controlled assignment (60%) to give a flexible, up to date qualification which will engage learners.

This will lead to half a GCSE course graded from A* to G. This will need to be twinned with one other of the Short Courses on offer at time of option choices.

Key stage 5

Students have 2 choices when opting for ICT in Key stage 5. Students can opt either for an A’ Level in Applied ICT (awarding body OCR) or continue the ICT practitioners route and complete a BTEC Level 3 in IT with Computer Networks.

The BTEC course is delivered through the Cisco Network Academy. The school has an excellent networking lab where students design, construct and test computer networks using industry standard equipment.

The ICT Team:
Mrs J Robinson – Head of Department
Mr A Willis – Essential Skills for IT Co-Ordinator
Mr J Howells – Technician and Teacher of IT Essentials

Homework

ICT homework for 2014-15 can be found by clicking on the link below or by clicking on the pastoral tab and choosing 'Independant Learning' from the section menu.

http://www.croesyceiliog.org.uk/Independent-Learning