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Members of Department:images

Mrs M. Donnelly (Lead Learner) 

  • Mr A Lennon

  • Mrs M. Owens

  • Mr F. McMullan

  • Miss M. O'Donnell

  • Mr S. McKenna (Senior Technician)

  • Mr B. Flanagan (Technician)

 


KS3

All students in Year 8, 9 and 10 have two timetabled classes of ICT each week delivered by ICT staff. The topics covered are cross curricular and contribute to the teaching of UICT in other subjects.

 

Year 8

  • Folders, Rules & Email
  • Presenting Yourself
  • Moviemaker
  • Gamemaker

 

   

Year 9

  • Folders, Rules & Email
  • Comic Life
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Website Creation
  • Spreadsheet & Databases
   

Year 10

  • Folders, Rules & Email
  • Audacity
  • Scratch
  • Python Programming
  • Spreadsheets & Databases

 

In ICT classes emphasis is placed on Internet Safety.  The PSNI deliver talks to all at KS3 on how to be safe online.  The department delivers tasks to coincide with Safer Internet day each year.

Enrichment activities at KS3 are also provided in the form of the Hour of Code and UK Bebras Computational Challenge. 

All pupils at KS3 get the opportunity to express their views on ICT by completing a Pupil Voice survey in Term 1.

  


 

KS4

Pupils can work towards completing:

  •          CCEA GCSE ICT

  •          CCEA ICT Key Skill at Level 1 or Level 2

 


CCEA GCSE ICT

This unit will cover the following:

  •          Communications Software
  •          Presentation Package
  •          Information Handling Package
  •          Spreadsheet Package

Unit 1 is a controlled assessment unit. This means that students will do a practical controlled assessment, set by CCEA, during class time.

This unit is worth 30% of the overall qualification.

This unit will cover the following themes:

  •          Using Graphics
  •          Using Digital Video and Sound
  •          Games Technology
  •          Using Multimedia Assets

Unit 2 is a controlled assessment unit. This means that students will do a practical controlled assessment, set by CCEA, during class time.

This unit is worth 30% of the overall qualification.

This unit will cover the following themes:

  •          Knowledge of ICT Components
  •          Data and Information
  •          Digital Communications Methods
  •          Applications of ICT

Unit 3 is a written examination unit and will be assessed by a two hour paper.

This unit is worth 40% of the overall GCSE qualification.

To achieve ICT Key Skill at Level 1, students must be able to apply their ICT skills to suit different purposes. They must show they can:

  •          Find, enter, explore and develop relevant information
  •          Present information, including text, images and numbers using appropriate layouts and save information.

 


To achieve ICT Key Skill at Level 2, students must be able to apply their ICT skills to suit different purposes. They must show they can:

  •          Make selections based on judgements of relevance and quality
  •          Enter and bring together information using formats that help development
  •          Develop the presentation so it is accurate, clear and presented consistently

 


The ICT Key Skill at both Level 1 and Level 2 is assessed through an external exam and two pieces of coursework.

Further information on the CCEA ICT Key Skill specification can be found at http://www.ccea.org.uk/key_skills/

 

 


 

 

Further information on the CCEA GCSE ICT specification can be found at http://www.ccea.org.uk/ict/

 


 

 

KS5

 CCEA GCE Single Award ICT is offered at Post-16. This is an Applied course and is the equivalent to one A-Level.
 
Assessment
 
Some units are assessed through a portfolio of work which is a very large piece of coursework. Other units are assessed through an
examination.
 
Units studied in Year 13 are:
  • Unit 1 – Information and Communication (assessed through a portfolio [coursework])
  • Unit 2 – Software Applications and Tools (assessed through a Computer Based Examination [2 ½ hour paper])
  • Unit 3 - Organisations and Information Systems (assessed through a portfolio [coursework])
Units studied in Year 14 are:
  • Unit 7 - Investigating Systems (assessed through a Written Examination [2 hour paper]).
  • Unit9 - Website Design and Management (assessed through a portfolio [coursework]).
  • Unit 10 - Multimedia Technology (assessed through a portfolio [coursework])

Further information on the CCEA Applied ICT specification can be found at http://www.ccea.org.uk/applied_ict/

 


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