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16/10/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A well fought double header for the Y10 ⚽️ team vs , the league fixture finished 3-3, with The Beacon taking the cup result in extra-time. Well done to Joe Vincent-Ryan who scored a well taken hat-trick, and MOM Zac Jennings, who made some brilliant saves

12/10/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🔬

Great afternoon working with the fantastic science department . Lots of new ideas to implement

11/10/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Thank you for hosting the All Schools Rugby Festival. We took 30 students, boys and girls, and they had a blast! Lots of fun and some good wins along the way 🏉

11/10/18

Our Year 10 Information Evening starts at 6pm in the Jenkins Centre. It's a great opportunity to meet the new SAMs and ask any questions you might have about the year ahead. We look forward to welcoming you!

10/10/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

As well as after school clubs there are many opportunities to extend learning & have fun during the school day! Every break time in the sports hall there are different activities on offer including Badminton, Table Tennis, Basketball, Handball, Football and Yoga!⚽️⛹🏻‍♀️🧘🏽‍♂️🏸

10/10/18

We look forward to welcoming our Year 8 parents/carers to the Information Evening at 6pm in the Main Hall

08/10/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Fantastic 25-25 draw between the Y8 rugby team and great to see students developing their rugby skills 🏉 https://t.co/QIts9nTe6N

05/10/18

Safe crossing point much needed on Burntwood Lane. https://t.co/hIHuGwFVTQ

05/10/18

Lovely to show so many prospective parents and students around our school this afternoon . https://t.co/bY7tDex0eM

04/10/18

We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed it . Thank you for attending.

03/10/18

We look forward to welcoming our Year 7 parents/carers to the Information Evening at 6pm in the Main Hall

01/10/18

Retweeted From Julia Church

Ex- students, Caitlin Etheridge and Alice Forde, attended a meeting of recently to speak about the activities they took part in at a residential Rotary seminar, as recipients of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Visit https://t.co/ZRRRNlBvLh https://t.co/Kh8BKKrWVl

29/09/18

It was a pleasure to welcome you all. https://t.co/knXdpL9YN4

28/09/18

Congratulations to Katie Conway, another de Stafford student to successfully compete the 16 before 16 reading challenge. Headteacher, Jeremy Garner met with Katie to present her prize and certificate earlier this week (pictured)#celebratingsuccess https://t.co/ymbyZhmQtA

28/09/18

Can you spot Mr Garner who joined over 1000 Headteachers in London today to campaign for increased funding in schools. https://t.co/V32rb9ZrGW

28/09/18

Thank you to everyone who supported our Macmillan Coffee Morning yesterday. It was fantastic to see so many members of our local community as well as parents/carers. Look out for a full write up and pictures in our next newsletter! https://t.co/T2E8ZWJCiY

28/09/18

Wishing our Year 7 students and accompanying staff a fun walk and team building session today!#FridayFeeling

28/09/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

Delighted to celebrate our official relaunch of following a £1.2million refurbishment. A special thank you to British Junior Trampoline champion, LouiseBrownsey for your time and inspiration. https://t.co/ASKFo0ONHO

28/09/18

Retweeted From Duncan Wood-Allum #FBPE

Lovely to see my old centre which my brilliant team set up in the mid 1990’s have £1.2 million fit out 25 years on. Complete transformation with and with a little help from Congratulations to all involved. https://t.co/0oQtj6vaXq

27/09/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

⁦A fantastic evening at the launch of the ⁦⁩ It was great to see ⁦⁩ students enjoy the opportunity to get some top tips from Louise Brownsey a current GB Trampoline Champion! 🥇 🥇 🥇 https://t.co/qVaZMYL30f

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.