Information & Communication Technology

Departmental Staff

Head of Department

Miss C. McBride    BSc(Hons), PGCE

Subject Teachers

Mr C. Lowe    BSc(Hons), QTS, HND

Mrs R. McConnell    MEng, PGCE

Mr J. Reaney    BSc, PGCE, PGDip, MSc(Dist)

Subject Technicians

Mr A. Sheridan     BSc(Hons), CCNA

Mr P. Pearson

Key Stage 3

Year 8

  • E-Safety (Cyber-bullying)

  • Cross-curricular project with MFL

  • Spreadsheets

  • BIOS (What's inside a computer?)

  • 3D Design - Google Sketch-up

  • Collaborative Project

Year 9

  • E-Safety (Social Networking)

  • Multimedia Project - Powerpoint

  • Digital Graphics

  • Game Design - Scratch & Kodu

  • Collaborative Project

Year 10

  • E-Safety (Sharing images)

  • Web Graphics

  • Web Design

  • Coding with Microbits

  • Programming

  • Collaborative Project

Key Stage 4 : BTEC Information & Creative Technology

BTEC Level 2 First Award. Over the course of two years, boys will complete the following units of work:

  • Unit 1 - The Online World (Compulsory/External Exam)

  • Unit 13 - Website Development (Optional/Internal Assessment)

  • Unit 3 - A Digital Portfolio (Compulsory/Internal Assessment)

This course is the equivalent of one GCSE.

Key Stage 5 : BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT

Over the course of two years, boys will complete the following units of work:

  • Unit 1 - Communication & Employability Skills in IT

  • Unit 2 - Computer Systems

  • Unit 8 - e-Commerce

Year 13

  • Unit 22- Developing Computer Games

  • Unit 28 - Website Production

  • Unit 30 - Digital Graphics

Year 14

All of the above units are internally assessed through the use of assignments and is the equivalent of one GCE A Level.

Career Paths

  • Web Developer

  • Graphic Designer

  • Game Designer

  • Programming

  • IT Development

  • Technical Support

  • App Designer