Computing & ICT
Computing and ICT forms an essential part of the curriculum at Carterton Community College. It is taught in discrete lessons in Years 7 to 9 for all students and as a GCSE option for years 10 and 11.
In Years 7 and 9 the curriculum offer is centred around providing all students with a solid foundation in Computer Science and digital literacy through the delivery of units based on key software packages such as desktop publishing, presentation, spreadsheets and databases. We also strive to develop our learners as discerning users of ICT, giving them the ability to select the appropriate tools for the tasks at hand and to also identify bias and inaccuracy in information they research, making them effective users of the internet. Threading through these units the important issue of e-safety is highlighted so that all our learners are aware of how to stay safe online.
In Years 10 and 11 students have the option to study ICT at GCSE level where they learn and explore how digital technology impacts the lives of individuals, organisations and society. They learn about current and emerging digital technologies and the issues raised by their use in a range of contexts (learning and earning, leisure, shopping and money management, health and wellbeing and on the move).They develop awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure and responsible practice.
Students broaden and enhance their ICT skills and capability. They work with a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts.
They learn to reflect critically on their own and others’ use of ICT and to adopt safe, secure and responsible practice.
This subject is not yet offered. We are working on our offering at KS5.
Throughout the KS3 and KS4 ICT curriculum students are prepared for the challenge of living in an ever technological advancing world, enriched with the exciting prospect of an increasingly inter connected global community and made aware of the moral dilemmas which are faced with by living with such advances in technology.