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Vision

Using ICT to enhance all aspects of life

Disciplinary Concepts

  • Explore and develop digital skills and techniques
  • Produce digital products in response to a brief
  • Review and reflect on processes and outcomes
  • The management and communication of information and data
  • Creating systems to manage information
  • Using social media in Business

Big Questions

  • How do audiences interpret media content?
  • How do developers create/design content to engage the audience?
  • Why are the audience and purpose essential to designers and developers?
  • How to maximise the IT resources at our disposal in a given scenario?
  • How to interpret the needs of a given IT client?
  • How can we design systems that are intuitive yet minimise user errors?
  • What is the most efficient way of creating a management information using databases?
  • What impact does social media has on businesses?
  • What is the most effective way of using social media in businesses?
  • How to plan, create and implement the use of social media in a business.

Curriculum Content

Year 7

We follow a computer science curriculum.  See computer science rationale.

Year 8

We follow a computer science curriculum.  See computer science rationale.

Year 9 – Edexcel Level 2 BTEC Creative Media Production

Sequencing with Python (algorithms, conditional statements, iterations, file handling, lists), Graphics (Photoshop and Fireworks), Basic HTML and CSS, Audience and purpose, Media analysis

Year 10 – Edexcel Level 2 BTEC Creative Media Production

Component 1 – Exploring Media Content, Component 2 – Developing digital media production skills

Year 11 – Edexcel Level 2 BTEC Creative Media Production

Component 2 – Developing digital media production skills, Component 3: Create a Media Product in Response to a Brief

Year 12 – Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Information Technology

Unit 1: Information Technology Systems, Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business

Year 13 – Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Information Technology

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information, Unit 6: Website Development