ICT

What will students learn?

Year 7

ICT is embedded into subject areas and is taught cross curricular in year 7. Focus is on enabling pupils to be confident, creative and productive in their use of ICT, including not only the mastery of technical skills and techniques but also the understanding to apply these skills purposefully, safely and responsibly in learning, everyday life and employment.

For Example:

Art

- Guardian project: pupils use Photoshop to create a tag which outlines their guardians vital statistics

- Landscape project: pupil use Photoshop to piece together different parts of landscape paintings to create their own composition.

Music

- Composition using ICT.

DT

- Zoos of the future, Boolean & Meta searches.

- Systems & Control

– Electronic Nightlight.  

ICT

– Using software as presentation tools.

- CD insert 

Year 8

ICT is embedded into subject areas and is taught cross curricular in year 8. Focus is on enabling pupils to be confident, creative and productive in their use of ICT, including not only the mastery of technical skills and techniques but also the understanding to apply these skills purposefully, safely and responsibly in learning, everyday life and employment.

For Example:

Art

- Beast of burden project: pupils use Photoshop to create a postcard in which they place their beast of burden in its natural habitat.

- Pattern & Tessellation: pupils create a fully symmetrical design using different shape tools.

DT

- Pupils use ICT tools to create design sheets and presentation software to analyse and evaluate products.

History

- Blog on why it is important to remember the slave trade?

Science

- All the fun of the fair: pupils will build an excel spreadsheet to act as a cash till at the opening of the fair and then analyse the collected data (use of chart wizards)

Year 9

ICT is embedded into subject areas and is taught cross curricular in year 9. Focus is on enabling pupils to be confident, creative and productive in their use of ICT, including not only the mastery of technical skills and techniques but also the understanding to apply these skills purposefully, safely and responsibly in learning, everyday life and employment.

For Example:

Art

- Portrait with Paint: Pupils create an ICT stylised portrait, using a photograph of themselves as a guide

- Who am I? Using ICT to create an identity collage.

DT

- Pupils use ICT tools to create design sheets and presentation software to analyse and evaluate products.

History

- Blog on how minorities have been persecuted through time?

- World War 1 project: taught via the VLE, pupils create a webpage. Science

- Our house: use of data loggers

PE - Pupils complete a range of tasks using ICT, for example using spreadsheet software to collate and analyse fitness levels

How will they be assessed?

Year 7

Assessment throughout years 7-9 is done using APP (Assessing Pupil Progress). At the end of year 9 the pupils learning profile is used to determine a level and sub level for ICT. The assessment criteria used when making judgements on levels are as follows:

- AF1: Planning, developing and evaluating

- AF2: Handling data, sequencing instructions and modelling

- AF3: Finding, using and communicating information

Year 8

Assessment throughout years 7-9 is done using APP (Assessing Pupil Progress). At the end of year 9 the pupils learning profile is used to determine a level and sub level for ICT. The assessment criteria used when making judgements on levels are as follows:

- AF1: Planning, developing and evaluating

- AF2: Handling data, sequencing instructions and Modelling

- AF3: Finding, using and communicating information

Year 9

Assessment throughout years 7-9 is done using APP (Assessing Pupil Progress). At the end of year 9 the pupils learning profile is used to determine a level and sub level for ICT. The assessment criteria used when making judgements on levels are as follows:

- AF1: Planning, developing and evaluating

- AF2: Handling data, sequencing instructions and modelling

- AF3: Finding, using and communicating information

Home Learning

Year 7

Home learning tasks will be based around the following elements:

- Research in preparation for use within lessons.

- Use of presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Publisher to create publications

- Use of spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel to collate and analyse data

Pupils have access to computers suites throughout the day to complete home learning tasks.

Year 8

Home Learning is set half-termly by groups of subjects. Year 8 students will work on a project which incorporates skills from a range of subject areas. Delivery and assessment of the project will be through lessons.

Year 9

Home learning tasks will be based around the following elements:

- Research in preparation for use within lessons.

- Use of presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Publisher to create publications

- Use of spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel to collate and analyse data

Pupils have access to computers suites throughout the day to complete home learning tasks.

How can parents support their child?

Year 7

• Encourage and support pupils understanding of E-safety.

• Reminding pupils to keep a backup copy (duplicate) of their work in case a document is accidently deleted or corrupted.

• Ensure pupils are able to transfer their work between home and school using any number of mediums (memory stick, VLE, homework Post).

• Encourage pupils to seek help and advice from their teacher if they are unsure about how to use particular software required to complete their work.

• Encouraging pupils to use video tutorials as an aid to develop software manipulation skills.

Some useful websites:

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.teach-ict.com

Year 8

• Encourage and support pupils understanding of Esafety.

• Reminding pupils to keep a backup copy (duplicate) of their work in case a document is accidently deleted or corrupted.

• Ensure pupils are able to transfer their work between home and school using any number of mediums (memory stick, VLE, homework Post).

• Encourage pupils to seek help and advice from their teacher if they are unsure about how to use particular software required to complete their work.

• Encouraging pupils to use video tutorials as an aid to develop software manipulation skills.

Some useful websites:

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.teach-ict.com

Year 9

• Encourage and support pupils understanding of E-safety.

• Reminding pupils to keep a backup copy (duplicate) of their work in case a document is accidently deleted or corrupted.

• Ensure pupils are able to transfer their work between home and school using any number of mediums (memory stick, VLE, homework Post).

• Encourage pupils to seek help and advice from their teacher if they are unsure about how to use particular software required to complete their work.

• Encouraging pupils to use video tutorials as an aid to develop software manipulation skills.

Some useful websites:

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.teach-ict.com