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Key Stage 3

Students in Years 7,8 and 9 have one lesson a week. The work is based on the National Strategy for ICT but has been developed by the ICT team to suit the needs of our students.

In Y9 students sit an online ICT tests – these tests will be compulsory from 2008 and will be form part of compulsory testing alongside English, Maths and Science.

Key Stage 4

All students have a minimum of one lesson a week and are entered for the ICT GCSE Short Course.

Some students who wish to do more ICT are able to opt into additional lessons so that they can follow the ICT GCSE long Course.

Work at Key Stage 3 & 4

Students learn to use a range of ICT software such as word-processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, graphics and databases. More specific uses such as data logging, control and measurement and CAD, are also covered and will be further reinforced in the relevant subject areas e.g. Science and Design Technology as well as in ICT.

Post 16

We offer an A level course, the GCE in Applied ICT. Any student who gains a C or higher for the GCSE Short Course and gains 5A* to C GCSEs can apply for this course.

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