ICT

Staff List and HOD Names

Mrs Lisa McIntyre (HOD)

Mr Cathal Mervyn

Miss Shauneen O’Brien

Mr Damien Coyle

Aims of Department

To equip learners with a broad range of transferable IT skills necessary to meet the demands of the modern workplace, as well as developing specialist vocational skills in IT should students wish to pursue Further Education and/or a career in the IT sector.

Outline of Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5

KEYSTAGE 3

Year 8

E-Safety

Multimedia presentation

Desktop Publishing

Scratch

Year 9

Digital Imaging

Data handling

Working with Sound

Moviemaking

Year 10

Web Design

App Development

Games Development

Programming

 

KEYSTAGE 4

 

CCEA GCSE Business and Communication Systems

Unit 1: Software Applications for Business – Online exam

Unit 2: The Business Environment – Written exam

Unit 3: Developing Digital Solutions – Controlled Assessment

 

OCN Level 2 Certificate in IT Applications

Coursework Units: 15 credits

Word processing, Using Email, Using the Internet, Web Design

KEYSTAGE 5

 

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT

6 Coursework units over two years

 

Unit 1 - Communication and Employability Skills for ICT

Unit 2 – Information Systems

Unit 3 – Computer Systems

Unit 10 -  Developing Computer Games

Unit 27 – Digital graphics

Unit 43 – Understanding social Media for Business

Career Opportunities

Employment within the Information Technology sector and/or areas within the Creative industries such as Computer Animations, Computer Games Development, Website Design, Software Development, Software Engineering or Graphic Design.

Additional Information

Extra- Curricular Clubs

KS3 and KS4 ICT Clubs runs two days a week for pupils covering areas such as;

  • Games Development

  • Web design

  • Coding

  • Cyber Discovery

  • Photoshop

 

Useful Websites

www.teach-ict.com

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/

scratch.mit.edu

code.org

www.weebly.com

www.wix.com

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