ICT is one of the fastest changing subjects you can study. We aim to make you a confident user of ICT during your first three years at the school so that you can be comfortable that you can meet the ICT based demands of the exam courses which will follow in KS4 and KS5. We also offer you a qualification at both GCSE and A level so that you can demonstrate the learning you have experienced.
ICT skills are essential if you are to be attractive to employers as they are an integral part of every job.
Syllabuses (Course Outline and Structure)
Years 8 and 9 are spent completing the short course GCSE in ICT. This leads to a half GCSE and covers a wide range of skills.
For the specification see
There is an option for Computing during KS4 – please see the Computing subject web page.
Entry Requirements and Prohibited Options
Activities and Trips
At present we have not found a suitable company prepared to enlighten 220 students in years 8 and 9, or provide a speaker for them. If you know of someone, please get in touch.
For GCSE it is helpful for students to have access to the school network via the portal, but it is not essential. In addition we provide a revision booklet which, if lost, costs £1 to replace.
Complimentary Subject Combinations and Enrichment Activities
ICT complements all subjects and is a necessary skill for work.
Schemes of Work
We provide an overview of the year’s work for all students of our subject on our Library drive in the ICT folder.
Past papers and examiners reports are an invaluable aid to revision and exam success. If you click the “View All Documents” button on the following pages you will be able to access a wealth of material relevant to the qualifications we offer:
A source of references which support your course including…
GCSE ISBN- 978-1444108644, OCR Information and Communication Technology GCSE, by Brian Gillinder, Brian Sargent, George Rouse
We use the site Teach ICT for many year groups and would highly recommend students use it as a research and revision tool. In the field of ICT there are many, many references and we reference them on the library drive for the students to access as appropriate.