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ICT, iMedia and Computer Science

“The world needs people who think outside the box, people who want to use computers to help change the world, to help them create things that make a difference, and not just to get a job done”

Steve Jobs

Information Technology Intent

ICT & Computing is everywhere and plays an extremely important role in the lives of our students, both now and in the future. We want our students to be MASTERS of technology instead of slaves to it. We aim for the students to be creators and not consumers and our broad curriculum encompassing computer science, information technology, iMedia and digital literacy reflects this.

The job of our subject is not to teach specific skills but to ensure students are equipped with transferrable knowledge that will allow them to cope with technologies that have not yet been invented. Students are persuaded to experiment and fail in order to build up their resilience. They are encouraged to be creative, to think outside the box and have no limits to their imaginations.

Confident Learners

Confident Communicators

Confident Future Citizens

To create confident learners, the Information Technology curriculum is:

  • Well-resourced so all students can access the curriculum
  • Diverse and Inclusive
  • Designed to allow independent learning to take place
  •  Ambitious and challenging
  • Supported by quality teaching by specialist staff

To create confident communicators, the Information Technology curriculum:

  • Allows learners to share ideas to a wide audience
  • Promotes listening skills
  • Allows learners to experiment without fear of failure

To create confident future citizens, the Information Technology curriculum:

  • Provides clear pathways mapped to industry
  • Builds cultural capital and global awareness of the usage of ICT across society
  • Allows for meaningful skills to be used across the wider school curriculum
  • Take risks
  • Develop ideas

The Information Technology curriculum provides opportunities for all to:

  • Be innovative and creative at the design stage
  • Be independent and take ownership of their learning
  • Use resources to extend learning beyong the classroom

The Information Technology curriculum provides opportunities for all to:

  • Explore new ideas and the different perspectives around them
  • Listen and respect the views of others

The Information Technology curriculum provides opportunities for all to:

  • Be challenged to try new things
  •  Solve problems
  • Learn about progression from the classroom to further education and into industry

The Key Concepts running through Information Technology   

  • Pre-production skills used in the design stage
  • Development of generic IT skills that can be transferred across the curriculum and into home life
  • Developing and refining ideas imaginatively
  • Not being afraid to take risks, learning from their mistakes