Head of Department: Miss N McGaharan BSc (Hons), PGCE
Staff members: Dr L Doherty BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCE, PQHNI
Mr K McManus BSc (Hons), PGCE
Mr J M Burrows BA (Hons), MSc, PGCE
Technical Staff: Mr H Burns BSc (Hons)
ICT is delivered throughout the college in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3, ICT is delivered in Years 8, 9 and 10. The work is focused on thematic units, such as Healthy Living, Global Awareness and a STEM based project. Pupils develop skills in areas such as web design, spreadsheets, multimedia, database, word processing, email and collaborative tools. This supports the cross-curricular assessment of ICT in other learning areas.
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4, the following courses are offered:
- GCSE Business and Communication Systems (CCEA)
- BTEC IT Users (ITQ) Level 2 (Pearson)
For each of these courses there is a strong emphasis on skill acquisition demonstrated through coursework or controlled assessment. The technologies used include spreadsheets, database, multimedia, web design and moving image development.
Key Stage 5
At Key Stage 5, the following course is offered:
- BTEC Extended Certificate in IT (EDEXCEL)
This is a challenging course that are intended to prepare pupils to continue their studies in Further or Higher education.