ICT & Computing

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.  For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.”
— Albert Einstein

Staff

Role

Mr Rubery

Head of Department

Mr Chapman Computing Teacher 
Mr Brown  Computing Teacher
Mr Wiggins Computing Teacher

Vision:

Computing at Central Lancaster High School enables pupils to develop their analytical, problem-solving and design skills to become creators of the future and responsible digital citizens.

Our vision is for our pupils to be able to be successful in the modern world by being able to work collaboratively or independently to complete project briefs based on client requirements. They be capable of working towards deadlines, being organised, self-reflection and improvement through new challenges brought on through the ever changing digital world.

Intent:

Computing and ICT at Central Lancaster High School is designed to allow opportunities for all pupils to develop their capability, creativity and knowledge in computer science, digital media and information technology. They will develop and apply their analytic, problem-solving, design, and computational thinking skills. By understanding how changes in technology affect safety, including new ways to protect their online privacy and identity they will be able to recognise inappropriate content, contact and conduct, and know how to report concerns. They will become creators as well as users of digital content.

The Key Stage 3 programme of study will allow learners to develop their ICT and Computing skills, develop their problem solving skills and introduce them to the concept of project work. They will develop an understanding of the skills needed to work to a client brief, use a range of different software applications, meet deadlines, be organised and be able to reflect and evaluate on their work.

The Key Stage 4 iMedia course has been chosen to allow learners to understand how computers work, how to use them in a productive way but also to enable them to become creators as well as users of software. This qualification will prepare learners both for the world of work, support them in other subjects of study, and open up pathways to Level 3 courses and further study at colleges and universities.

Key Stage 3

Year

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

7

Baseline test, Using computers safely

Introduction to coding

Spreadsheet modelling

8

Understanding computers

Computer Networks and Protocols

Introduction to Python

9

Graphic design and manipulation

Advanced game programing using Construct 2

HTML and website development

Key Stage 4

Cambridge Nationals Level 2 Certificate in Creative iMedia (CiDA). Specification.

Year

Unit 1

Unit 2

10

Unit R081: Pre-production skills (Exam)

Unit R082: Creating digital graphics (CW)

11

Unit R092: Developing digital games (CW)

Unit R085: Creating a multipage website (CW)

 

Additional information:

Extra-curricular activities: Construct 2 Club and Coding club every Wednesday in D9

Free Software:

https://www.scirra.com/construct2

Useful website/ weblinks

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zft3d2p

 

 

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