ICT - Subjects - de Stafford School
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07/08/18

Retweeted From Hewitts of Croydon

Will you be attending this September? If you haven't bought your uniform at our school visit in July, online or in store already; make sure you come to store ASAP to guarantee all you need for a September start... don't get caught out! https://t.co/yZH1yRJY60

20/07/18

Congratulations to our newly appointed senior prefect team. https://t.co/R3Ubin6wrH

19/07/18

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People of caterham and beyond we are almost there! The building works are on schedule for the grand new works to the centre. will be the great new addition to the site, with a range of snacks soon to be available! ☕️☕️

19/07/18

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We are delighted to announce that ⁦⁩ has been awarded a 3rd consecutive Silver Games Mark! We are very proud of our students for their dedication to all aspects of school sport including volunteers & leaders! Thanks to ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/jrARfApvWT

18/07/18

Congratulations to a select group of students for receiving recognition from Mr Garner this morning for accumulating so many achievement points this year. https://t.co/2PFu93IyzT

17/07/18

Thank to our Y8 Parents/Carers who attended this morning's Celebration Assembly. Tomorrow, it is the turn of Y10; we look forward to seeing you then.

17/07/18

Congratulations to SAM group 8ZKE who have also been awarded a Mufti Day tomorrow for the amount of achievement points received! https://t.co/4zPakMQc9N

17/07/18

Well done to students in SAM 7RBR who have been awarded a Mufti Day tomorrow for the best attendance record in Year 7 this year. https://t.co/6P3SWzVnMA

16/07/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

The new entrance lobby at is starting to take shape. Great work in this hot weather. https://t.co/t6JXpTb2uq

16/07/18

Lovely to welcome so many parents/carers to our Y7 Celebration Assembly this morning, thank you for your support. We look forward to the Y8 event tomorrow morning. Please do join us, if you can.

15/07/18

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Well done to Mr Tanner and Miss Owen for delivering their Masters research at the St Mary's University Research Conference yesterday. Another two members of staff completing their MA. Well done to staff from and also, great achievement! https://t.co/9pSGdhjqP2

13/07/18

students have landed at Heathrow. What a difference to see only grey clouds! 😩

13/07/18

Retweeted From Rachel Picken

held the GLF Year 9 GCSEs skills Bootcamp today for & students. The students' descriptive writing& literary analysis was inspirational. Thanks to & Mr Matthews for his lecture on the Victorians https://t.co/DHouJDVrOp

13/07/18

Fantastic work from the Interact Club, helping to clear the local community of litter. https://t.co/osLkhFCeNb

13/07/18

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Year 9 English conference is well underway. Session 3 (The Victorians) is in full swing. With https://t.co/wnWUg8Nl7i

13/07/18

Well done to our fantastic team of volunteers from the Interact Club who are heading out to clear the ‘100 Steps’ footpath of litter this afternoon https://t.co/qlqpE3dOcs

13/07/18

Another early start, ready for La Reigna Sofía museum. Some tired smiles (again!). https://t.co/k3xflLAQdc

12/07/18

Having a lovely afternoon at Parque Warner. The students have made some new llama friends. https://t.co/EDtv4jITaB

12/07/18

Even the teachers had a great time at Bernabeu Stadium. Kids loving Madrid! https://t.co/lXEZQPoaQJ

12/07/18

Messing about on the river! https://t.co/UGsDE4TsOc

Head of Department: Mr D Peacefield
email: dan.peacefield@destafford.org.uk  

Overview

ICT (Cambridge Nationals) is extremely relevant to students moving into today’s job markets. This subject trains them in a practical way to respond to the given needs of a variety of businesses in different scenarios. Students will work with a range of pieces of software, such as office, graphics and multimedia software to deliver fully-planned, excitingly-built, and carefully-evaluated solutions. They will also find out how hardware and security fit in to the business environment. This qualification is equivalent to a GCSE and counts towards student and school performance.

There is a heavy coursework bias in this qualification which really suits many students: Coursework - 75%; Exams - 25%.

External Examination

Unit 1 represents 25% of the overall mark and is a 1 hour exam. We take this in January as it works well with the timing of the course and gets one exam out of the way before the main block in the summer exam series. It also means that students can focus single-mindedly on their coursework until the final deadline at the beginning of May in Year 11. We have had excellent results by taking this approach. This unit, "Understanding Computer Systems", will provide learners with the underpinning knowledge and understanding required to use computer systems effectively. Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of the systems they use both at home and at school and will explore how these same technologies are used by business organisations.

From personal computers to smartphones, computing devices are an essential feature of the modern world. Technology may be changing every day, but the knowledge and understanding of how to use computers effectively is the same regardless of the technology being used. Computers are powerful devices for the storage and manipulation of data, but how can they be used effectively and the important data they use be stored securely?

On completion of this unit, their regard for their own personal data security and for the security of the data of others will be increased and, overall, learners will be more informed users of computers making them more effective participators in business and social life.

Internally Assessed Controlled Assessment

Unit 2 is compulsory and we choose to cover Unit 5 and Unit 6. Each unit is worth 25% of the final mark.

Unit 2, "Using ICT to create business solutions", is a complex unit which explores skills and knowledge of the various office applications such as spreadsheets, desktop publishing and databases in some depth. They will be required to learn about building an appropriate house-style with self-created logo and asked to apply it consistently throughout their work.

Unit 5, "Creating an interactive product using multimedia components", is an enjoyable unit where students are asked to create a stand-alone multimedia object such as an interactive presentation or a website. They will add animations, videos, sounds and songs as well as a user interactivity such as buttons and a booking form with drop-down menus.

Unit 6, "Creating digital images", is centred around designing a logo and some accompanying advertising images using image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. This will encourage students to gain written and oral feedback on their work from various sources and to try out a number of designs. They have a great deal of freedom within the brief and this is our most popular unit.

Programme of Study

Year 10

 Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Unit 6 - Graphics

Spring 1

Spring 2

Unit 2 - ICT in Business

Summer 1

Summer 2

Unit 2 - ICT in Business

Year 11

 Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Unit 5 - Multimedia

Unit 1 - Exam prep

Spring 1

Spring 2

Exam in Jan then Unit 5 - Multimedia

Unit 5 - Multimedia

Summer 1

Summer 2

Final deadline for all units: 1st week of May.

N/A

Extended Learning

During the learning for Unit 1 there is an intense programme of extended learning, featuring research and exam preparation, however, there is no homework expected during the controlled assessments and all of the work will be completed in the classroom.

Curriculum Enrichment

We intend to invite visiting speakers from the world of work and ICT into the department throughout the year.