In Years 7, 8 and 9 students will study between one to 2 hours of ICT and Computing every week. These lessons cover a wide range of subjects and skills over four main strands: digital design, broadcast technologies, computer science theory and games design.
Students will still study a range of basic ICT skills such as using email and word processing for example, however, Computing lessons are primarily to challenge and improve their knowledge of computing, graphic design and media to enhance their creative skills in these areas.
Students will learn how to use key software such as Photoshop, Web Design, including HTML and CSS, Video Editing, Multimedia Fusion, Python, Kodu and Scratch. The lessons are project-based so that each half term module leads to a creative product such as a computer game design, a short advert or film, an animation, magazine covers or a robotics project. Homework is based on these projects, with students being set one large task over a six-week period which they will need to work on incrementally each week.