Students at The Henry Beaufort School study ICT for one lesson per week at Key Stage 3. During this time they work on a series of units designed to give them the skills needed to work in todays’ IT literate society. In addition the units can directly support work being undertaken across the curriculum.
Areas covered include:
E-Safety – This incorporates being safe online, network security, cyber bullying, identity theft and what to do in situations where this is found to have happened.
Scratch – Building on knowledge gained at Key Stage 2 this unit allows pupils to develop their growing programming and coding skills through creating animations, games and quizzes.
Spreadsheets – Helping pupils understand how spreadsheets work, how they can help calculations and interpret data are the aims of this module. Pupils will create and modify spreadsheets to improve their understanding of this useful type of software.
Computer Hardware – This module explains the different parts of a computer and the jobs each have. Pupils will also understand how computers talk to each other and are connected via different networks.
Python – Pupils will be given the opportunity to design and create their own programs, along with improving coding skills. This will be of interest to all pupils, particularly those interested in pursuing computing at GCSE.