To develop an Information & Communication Technology capability through individual and team activities which involve a range of themes, applications and data, and which lead to practical results.
To develop knowledge and understanding of the pivotal role of Information & Communication Technology in the world today.
How parents can help:
Parents are encouraged to discuss the project topics and suggest possible ways that the homework task can be completed. Commenting on the use of computers in daily life and how important they are will help students to see ICT as a skill that they cannot do without.
ICT at Knole Academy
ICT is a compulsory subject in years 7 – 11; all students have one lesson per week. In years 7 and 8 there is an introduction into using a number of different features of popular software packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access. Students will also complete a couple of units which are more creative using video cameras and photo editing software.
When students reach year 9 they will start their GCSE coursework all students will complete the compulsory unit entitled Skills for Business. All students will get at least one GCSE. However in year 10 if they choose it as an option students will have more ICT lessons and will get equivalent to 2 GCSE’s.