Head of Faculty: Mrs Anderson
Students will develop their understanding in a range of digital technology systems that are used in our connected and globalised society. Students will explore the ever evolving nature of digital technology systems and how these systems can be used productively, creatively and safely.
Information Technology aims to equip students with a wide range of knowledge and understanding relating to different sectors, products and job roles in Information Technology. It equips students with a deep knowledge of hardware, applications, specialist software. It provides opportunities for students to develop transferable skills, such as databases, spreadsheets, automated documents and images. Through this students will develop abilities that are attractive to employers, colleges and universities including communication, coping with rapid changes in technology, critical thinking, designing, numeracy and data handling, problem solving, research, taking on responsibility and time management. Information Technology also challenges students by introducing them to demanding material and techniques; encouraging independence and creativity and providing tasks that engage with the most taxing aspects of the curriculum.
Overview of the Information Technology Curriculum
The topics students cover throughout Key Stage 4 are outlined in the link below:
GCSE Exam Board Specifications
The current exam board is EWEC. The specification code is 5539. More information can be found on this link: Level 1/2 Vocational Award in ICT | WJEC
Enrichment and Additional Learning Opportunities
- Games Club