Core Curriculum: ICT
In ICT we offer the following lines of study over a four year period:
In animation we create digital products using a variety of software. This includes developing stop motion animations to make movies that also incorporate music and voice acting. Students are encouraged to express their creativity through imaginative topics.
The aim of graphics is to introduce students to programmes that form part of the Adobe Suite that include Photoshop, Flash Animation, Fireworks, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Premiere Pro. These professional level tools are used for photo editing, digital movies, photo manipulation, logo creation, web design and video editing. Studying this area enables students to develop skills that they can choose to study at a higher level in college or University.
Functional Skills Level 1 and 2
Using real world scenarios students develop their skills in a range of ICT situations. This could include developing a stock control spreadsheet, profit and loss statements and a customer database. In the process they will learn how to use a range of formulas, formatting, graphs and charts appropriate to the software they are using. Software is likely to include the Microsoft Office Suite.
Students will follow a GCSE syllabus with the opportunity of gaining accreditation at the end of two years. Students will learn to work with a range of software. The assessment is made up of a mixture of course work and an exam. Students need to understand about the following areas: digital multimedia, internet security, home entertainment, laws and regulations pertaining to ICT and the use of Microsoft Office packages for business purposes.