ICT


Year 7

What will your child be studying?

  • Introduction to ICT and Computing.
  • DJ for a day with audio software.
  • Using spreadsheet and database software.
  • Introduction to programming with Scratch.
  • Inside the box – how a computer works.

How will your child be assessed?

  • Students will be assessed each half term on the project they have been working on.
  • Assessment will generally involve students submitting their final or best piece of work, evaluating strengths and weaknesses.

How can you help your child?

  • Several software packages we use are free downloads that could be installed and used at home (e.g. Scratch and Audacity.
  • Students should be encouraged to use ICT to present and prepare work for other subjects.

Supportive resources and websites

Year 8

What will your child be studying?

  • Photoshopping images.
  • Creating animated e-Cards.
  • Game creation with Kodu.
  • Programming with SmallBasic.
  • Web design.

How will your child be assessed?

  • Students will be assessed each half term on the project they have been working on.
  • Assessment will generally involve students submitting their final or best piece of work, evaluating strengths and weaknesses.

How can you help your child?

  • Several software packages we use are free downloads that could be installed and used at home e.g. Scratch and Audacity.
  • Students should be encouraged to use ICT to present and prepare work for other subjects.

Supportive resources and websites