ICT

Information Communication Technology (ICT) is a very important subject at Saint Augustine's Priory as good ICT skills will serve students well in education and beyond. We also want to prepare students to use ICT safely and securely both in and out of school.

The department is constantly introducing new and relevant software into lessons so that students can experience the ever-changing world of ICT. As well as teaching Microsoft Office students are also taught website design, image editing, animation and programming.

Saint Augustine's Priory has 2 ICT suites. Both have at least 24 computers so that students have their own workstation in lessons. Each suite has an interactive whiteboard and printer.

Head of Department: Miss F Sharp BSc PGCE

 


KS3

Form III – Upper IV

Students complete 6 units of study each year and a theory exam is given at the end of each unit. The curriculum covers a wide range of software and theory topics.

Software taught

 

Theory Topics

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Flash

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Word

 

 

Digital divide

Hardware types

Software types

Working practice

ICT Law i.e Data protection act

History of computers

Inside a computer & Binary

Internet Safety

 


KS4&5

 

ICT is an option at GCSE and A Level. Click the links below to find out more about the course.


GCSE ICT WJEC

AS/A level Applied ICT

 


ECDL

 

 ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) is a qualification in ICT that is recognized in the work place and universities. It is recommended to be taken by new entrants and sixth form who have not yet achieved an ICT qualification but it is open to all students.


Animation Club 

 

The animation club create short animations using Adobe Flash. These animations are entered into a nationwide competition held in Manchester.