An 11-16 Academy
In key stage 3, the exciting and ever innovating aspects of computing and ICT are taught within mathematics lessons in readiness for pupils to expand their knowledge in preparation for the world of further education and work. Using either ICT Suite 1 or 2 or the Business Suite, all installed with stand alone P.C.s following our £1m cabling upgrade in 2015, pupils benefit from quick and effective internet access and learning software applications.
In addition to project based active learning, pupils study with ICT Workout.co.uk which allows them access to 670 interactive tasks to suit all types of learner and ensure they embed their learning across the following key concepts:
Pupils also have the opportunity to attend Code Club sessions in which they learn how to code and write programmes in Python using Raspberry Pi. By being able to control Minecraft and incorporate their own sound effects into Minecraft using Sonic Pi, pupils gain an excellent introduction to the disciplines involved in writing code.
In year 10 pupils can begin to study the two year Cambridge National Qualification in ICT.
This is a vocationally-related qualification that takes an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. The everyday use of ICT, from PCs to smartphones, now impacts all of our lives. The Cambridge National in ICT reflects this and provides students with a solid understanding of the subject which they can use in their working lives. Three themes are covered: business information systems, creative and technical covered by the following topics:
R001: Understanding computer systems
R002: Using ICT to create business solutions
R004: Handling data using databases
R005: Creating an interactive product using multi-media components
R001 is the only component of the course which is assessed by an hour long
written examination. The other topics are teacher assessed projects and units
of work which are developed throughout the two years.
Brandon Studd and Noah Most have moved on from controlling Minecraft game content alone to combining it with their own sound and music.
Noah explains: " Using code instructions and numbers, we can tell the computer what musical instrument to use at a…Continue
Posted on February 29, 2016 at 17:00
Key Stage 3 pupils have been investigating the different types of computer which impact on our lives and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Their results have been incorporated into an ongoing display of computer information in ICT Suite 1 - have a look next time you are passing!…Continue
Posted on February 29, 2016 at 15:39
evening from 4.00 until 5.30 in the Geography room.
Our coding club will teach pupils how to program a
computer to do all kinds of things including make
music. Led by volunteer Ben Anderson, this after-
school club aims to provide…Continue
Posted on January 8, 2016 at 14:34