Moorside High School

Moorside High School

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Information Technology 

Meet the Team

The Moorside ICT faculty strive to promote respect and opportunity for the pupils within the school. Our teachers combine specialist knowledge, enthusiasm, dedication and high expectations of the pupils to achieve the highest standards across the whole ability range from Years 7 to 11.

  • Miss S Wood - Head of Faculty
  • Mr D Boyle - Teacher of ICT
  • Mr J Rooke - Teacher of ICT
  • Mr P Livesey - Deputy Head Teacher / ICT Teacher

Overview

ICT is taught in a purpose built ICT teaching space which is fully equipped with 90 personal computers and 3 interactive whiteboards. We have three full time specialist ICT teachers who staff the department, and are supported by a team of technicians. Moorside continues to invest in ICT, ensuring the faculty has new resources, hardware and software to match the requirements of the National Curriculum and provide opportunities that will allow our pupils to be well prepared for the world of work in the 21st century.

Key Stage 3

 

At Key Stage 3 our pupils are able to develop their ICT skills through practical use of ICT applications. Students will be given the knowledge, skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aim of enhancing and developing their knowledge and skills on various topics within ICT as well as equipping them with skills they will use in their GCSEs. The topics that pupils will study include e-safety, ensuring pupils know how to keep themselves safe when using the internet including social media. Pupils are given the opportunity to study; web design, computer programming, creating computer games and apps, graphics and enhancing their digital literacy skills. KS3

    Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1 Spring Term 2 Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2
Year 7    Movie Maker E-Safety Data Handling Scratch Pro DTP Leaflet Graphics Project
Year 8

Computer laws

Website design 

Advanced data handling

Tech in the future App creation

Tech in the future App creation

Computer  Programming

Year 9  Photoshop Photoshop  Web Graphics Web Graphics  Living In a Digital World Living In a Digital World

Key Stage 4 GCSE

At Key stage 4 pupils have the option to take ICT, Pupils are expected to become independent and discerning users of ICT, able to make informed decisions about its use and aware of its implications for individuals, organisations and society. They will be able to recognise potential risks when using ICT, and develop safe, secure and responsible practice. It will enhance their ICT skills and capability, as they will use a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts.

Pupils will learn about current and emerging digital technology and its impact on our lives, working with a range of tools and techniques and exploring interactive digital products such as websites, computer games and databases. The course is an excellent stepping stone towards further education or employment and covers the main types of office software used in the work place. Pupils will also use specialist software such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Photoshop and Audacity most of which are used in the work place.

The course structure

Unit 1: Living in a digital world

Written paper 1 hour 30 minutes 80 marks  40%

In this unit students explore how digital technology impacts on the lives of individuals, organisations and society. They learn about current and emerging digital technologies and the issues raised by their use in a range of contexts (learning and earning, leisure, shopping and money management, health and wellbeing and on the move). They develop awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure and responsible practice.

Unit 2: Using digital tools

Controlled Assessment 80 marks  60%

This is a practical unit. Students broaden and enhance their ICT skills and capability. They work with a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts. They learn to reflect critically on their own and others’ use of ICT and to adopt safe, secure and responsible practice.

The course is an excellent stepping stone towards further education or employment and covers the main types of office software used in the work place. Pupils will also use specialist software such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Photoshop and Audacity most of which are used in the work place.

Key Stage 4

Useful links

GCSE Pod    http://www.gcsepod.co.uk/home/

Bitesize    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict/computer in a globe

Sam Learning    https://www.samlearning.com/

Teach ICT  http://www.teach-ict.com/

Scratch    http://scratch.mit.edu/

Audacity   http://audacity.sourceforge.net/