The Keys Stage three curriculum (ages 11 - 13) follows the course set out by the DfES to provide both a solid grounding in basic computer skills and a detailed understanding of specific areas of Information Technology.
By the end of Year 9, students will have a good understanding of presentation software (Such as MS Word, Publisher and PowerPoint) have created a web page with HTML, be able to design and use spreadsheets and experienced the use of software to control or gather information from external devices. We also expect to give our students a good understanding of the value and limitations of ICT resources including the internet.
Pupils will also produce an e-portfolio to store and showcase their work.
Information and communication technology offers three options from the Edexcel Dida suite at Key Stage 4.
DiDA is the Diploma in Digital Applications, a revolutionary suite of three paperless qualifications from Edexcel that focuses on the practical application of technology.
DiDA qualifications prepare students for the real world of work or further education. They are designed to stimulate students' creativity and develop real-world, practical skills that will motivate learning across a wide range of subjects.
As a suite of qualifications, DiDA offers progression from the Award (AiDA), which is equivalent to one GCSE, to the Certificate (CiDA), and on to the full Diploma (DiDA), equivalent to four GCSEs
The suite of DiDA qualifications is designed to: