Welcome to ICT at Al Bateen! A discrete ICT lesson
serves two purposes for our students. Firstly, it allows students to have
greater access to the curriculum as a whole. If a student has the necessary
skills to develop within a particular application, they can focus on the
learning of the subject rather than the use of the application. Secondly, ICT
provides students with the opportunity to learn the more complex aspects of
technology. How does a PC work? How does the internet function? Having a clear
understanding of answers to these questions allows students to have a greater
appreciation and understanding of how ICT impacts on all aspects of their
Year 7 ICT lessons are
about equipping students with the skills to be successful in any subject.
Having a specific understanding of various applications will enable students to
make greater progress in all their subjects.
Year 7 students also have one lesson a week of Maths
ICT. During this time, students develop ICT skills with a mathematical focus.
This includes completing online tasks from mymaths.co.uk, and further
developing their spreadsheet skills using Microsoft Excel.
project year seven are learning is internet safety. Social networking sites are
part of many young people’s lives and it is import that they are aware of how
to stay safe when using such services. In ICT lessons we look at the benefits
of having a social network page (particularly for international students who
are more likely to have friends from around the world). We look at the risks of
having such information online and how to ensure it is safe and secure so that
it can only be seen by those we want to see it.
During Year 8, students
build on the skills learned in Year 7 and begin to look at the more complex
aspects of software applications.
The Competition! Top
Trumps project requires students to plan, design, create and evaluate their own
set of Top Trumps cards. They must decide on the theme and data to be
collected. They will collect and store the data, ensuring it is accurate, and
design a single Top Trumps card. They use mail merge to get the computer to
merge the complete set with the data collected.
Students also look at how ICT is impacting on society.
Students investigate and evaluate the impact it has had on the global society;
for instance, has the internet has a good or negative impact on different
Year 9 being the final
year of compulsory ICT lessons for students, they have the opportunity to develop complex systems using industry
standard software. Students will make use of the Adobe Flash software to design
and develop an interactive game that makes good use of sound, video, animation
and images. Students will also look at the more technical aspects of computers
and will the introduction of computer coding.
IGCSE students look at
Impact of ICT
Use of ICT
Becoming efficient with finding and selecting accurate information
Developing ICT systems
we have industry standard software including
Microsoft Office 2010
Adobe Creative Studio
stored on the school network is backed up regularly. It is important that
students keep school work on the network and not just on a memory stick. If
students wish to purchase a memory stick they can be obtained from the uniform
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