Information CommunicaTion technology
The ICT department at Harper Green [prides itself in using industry standard software. We see ICT as it is, a set of systems, skills and tools that pupils can use to get to grips with and function in the world they live in.
Key Stage 3
At KS3 pupils have one period a week in which they cover Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Publisher and Access), Abode Macromedia Suite (Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver and Photoshop), Scratch (Control), Alice (advanced control), Movie Maker (video editing).
By learning how to use these software packages to address realistic scenarios pupils gain an insight and the skills they can take and use in the real world.
Key Stage 4
At KS4 pupils have three periods a week in Year 10 and four periods in Year 11. Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups and study either Level 2 OCR ICT or BTECH ICT 3, both of which are GCSE equivalents.