Information Communication Technology plays an integral part in society and is used in a variety of contexts; home, school, recreation, the community, business and industry. The school recognises that ICT is an essential skill for pupils and therefore is committed to offering the pupils an opportunity to develop these skills. They will use these skills to enhance their work in other subjects. ICT facilities at Cefn Hengoed are state of the art, with 2 suites of Apple desktop computers. ICT is an extremely popular subject choice at Key Stage 4. Pupils are invited to bring their own set of head/ear phones to lessons, in order to take full advantage of certain aspects of the curriculum, such as video editing and the creation of multimedia products.
Delivery: Pupils will receive 2 ICT lessons per fortnight and cover the following strands: Using ICT, Multimedia, and Computing. ICT is further developed in all subjects across the curriculum and is at the heart of all Teaching and Learning at Cefn Hengoed.
- Pupils will be introduced to and use the following software types:
- Word Processing and Desktop Publishing
- Sound Editing
- Video Editing
- Digital Photography, Web Editing & Programming
Pupils will have the opportunity to work on an up to date OSX operating system and additionally Windows based applications, through the use of state of the art Apple iMac computers.
- File Management
- File Types / Format
- Parts of the computer
- Software Applications
- Internet Safety
- Data Protection and Health and Safety
- Cloud Networking/Online Storage
- Computer Law
- Effective Research
Literacy Opportunities in ICT
Pupils will learn how to effectively use the tools and conventions of ICT to present information and data and to structure writing. They will also use their knowledge to identify areas for improvement in their writing, edit and redraft.
Numeracy Opportunities in ICT
Pupils will learn to use rounding to estimate answers and be able to present answers to a given number of decimal places. Pupils will use a range of strategies to check calculations including the use of inverse operations, equivalent calculations and the rules of divisibility.