We in the ICT department have always believed that a firm understanding of how to use computers is essential to help our pupils prepare for their future careers. However we do appreciate that no single qualification can meet the needs and interests of all our pupils. That is why from this year we are offering pupils three different ICT pathways to choose from.
Creative iMedia – If you are interested in using the power of computers to help you be more creative then this may be the course for you. As part of the course you will learn the skills to successfully plan and produce creative projects. You will then apply these skills to a number of units covering a number different areas including the development of digital graphics, audio tracks, comic strips and videos. This course could be the first step towards a career in many different creative industries.
Download the options booklet for Creative iMedia.
Information & Communication Technology – Are you interested in understanding how computers effect the world around you? Would you like to be able to use computers to solve practical problems that you will encounter both in school and work? Then you should consider doing a GCSE in ICT where you will be taught how to use a wide range of different software tools and, more importantly, how to apply these tools to solve a range of different problems. The skills you learn in this course can make you more effective in producing work in your other subjects and very useful to potential employers!
Download the options booklet for Information & Communication Technology.
Computing - Have you ever wondered how computers work or wanted to be able to make your own program/app? Then you should consider doing a GCSE in Computing. However, odd as it may sound, Computing is about more than just using computers and as part of the course you will learn valuable problem solving skills and develop your logical thinking skills. You will, of course, also learn about the parts that make up a computer and how to write instructions to get the computer to do what you want. This course is the first step towards learning how to control the technology that has come to dominate our lives.
Download the options booklet for Computing.