Students at Hinchingbrooke will be following an interesting and comprehensive ICT course regardless of Key Stage.
Students in years 7,8 and 9 will follow the ‘new’ KS3 government strategy for ICT. This programme of study is truly challenging and provides differentiated learning appropriate to all students. Students will use a variety of software including Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Flowol, Dreamweaver and Fireworks.
Years 10 and 11 will see all students taking Units for the OCR National in ICT. This is equivalent in standing to one or two GCSEs- depending on progress and ability. Considered by many to be the future of ICT courses, assessment is based on students work displayed in a portfolio. There are up to sixty units which can be offered and our intention is to widen the choice in subsequent years, providing our students with a range of stimulating ICT study opportunities. The present plan is to offer the compulsory Unit 1, ICT Skills for Business, Unit 21 Creating Computer Graphics; Unit 20 Creating Animation for the World Wide Web and Unit 2 Web page Creation.
The year 12 and 13 courses present our students with the opportunity to not only develop advanced ICT skills but also to receive certification for them. The Edexcel Applied GCE in ICT course AS Level, requires students to study 3 units focusing on The Information Age, The Knowledge Worker and The Digital Economy. Students opting to study more ICT and gain the full A2 award then study three further Units on Using Multi-Media Software, Using Database Software and Managing ICT Projects.