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ICT contributes to the students SMSC development in a number of ways often through: Preparing children for the challenge of living and learning in a technologically enriched, increasingly inter connected world; increasing awareness of the moral dilemmas created by technological advances and establishing boundaries in society by considering what is acceptable. These generic principals are embraced by all ICT staff and are taught within all aspects of ICT, as the learning necessitates.

E-safety is a large strand of the SMSC provision for ICT and is again taught freely as the learning discussion necessitates.  Above that of the examination specifications all students are taught e-safe and wider ICT issues through the learning for life programme.  This covers the issues of impersonation, cyberbullying, sexting, sexual identify and good practice to keep your devices virus free. The learning for life programme is supplemented by Drop Down Days.


Spiritual Development in ICT

Key Stage 3

Students reflect on their own and others’ lives and the impact ICT has on this.

Students explore ideas, feelings and meaning whilst interpreting a project brief and creating promotional materials.

GCSE Computer Science

Students explore the patterns and relationships of data and its collection and use whilst programming data.


Moral Development in ICT

Key Stage 3

Students investigate ways in which ICT can be used to monitor individuals’ movements and communications.

Students learn about and adhere to legislation and codes of practice including acknowledging sources and respecting copyright when developing digital products.

Students work together to investigate the impact of digital inclusion and the digital divide locally, nationally and globally.

Students consider accessibility issues when evaluating and developing digital products.

GCSE Computer Science

Students learn that collaborations are facilitated through the availability of online work spaces and that the growth of social networking has potential risks as well as benefits.


Social Development in ICT

Key Stage 3

Students look at security risks to data and how to reduce or contain them.

Students develop an understanding of the causes and implications of unequal access to ICT.

GCSE Computer Science

Students discover the importance of ethical, environmental and legal considerations when creating computer systems.

Students justify the advantages of networking stand-alone computers into a local area network.

Level 3 study

Students can discuss the main aspects, purpose and implications of legislation such as the Data Protection Act, Computer Misuse Act, Copyright, Designs and Patents Act.


Cultural Development in ICT

Key Stage 3

Students look at the impact of age, gender and disability on individuals’ choice/use of digital devices.

Students consider the impact on lifestyles and behaviour of the availability of goods and services online.

Students gain an understanding of the requirements and communication needs of all groups of people when developing digital products.

GCSE Computer Science

Students consider issues such as changing leisure patterns and work practices, privacy and confidentiality of data held in systems, illegal opportunities for access to information and environmental issues.