ICT

Information and Communication Technology Department
Mr. Shivers

Mr P. O'Brien
Mr D. Shivers
 
There have been massive changes occurring regarding I.C.T. in St. Benedict's College since the school opened in September 2007.  The school has invested in a number of new P.C.'s and other peripheries such as interactive whiteboards. These new P.C.'s will sit along side the other equipment already available to students.
 
Also the College is currently developing its vision for I.C.T. for the coming years.  The vehicle we will use to achieve this is the Becta Kitemark.

Now St. Benedict's College will be able to offer their students the latest in computer technology and Internet research. A wide range of software is available to support the full range of curricular activities in all subject areas.

Key Stage 3 pupils are entered for the Certificate of Competence in I.C.T. and complete tasks through their subject areas in communication, information handling, modeling and measurement and control. A certificate is awarded at the end of Year 10 detailing the level attained by each student.

A skills based course is mandatory for all pupils in the junior School (Years 8-10). Its primary aim is to support the Key Stage 3 programme for the Certificate of Competence in I.C.T. and to provide a wide range of experience in using all applications in Microsoft Office XP.

Year 11-12 CCEA GCSE ICT (Short/Full Course) This two year course has a large focus on the practical ICT skills in the form of controlled assessment. Students are provided with learning opportunities to inform them about hardware, software, legislation and ICT in the workplace. Units of work: Theory. Controlled assessment: Tools and Applications, Visual Communications Technology. Full Course: Coursework 60% (2 assignments) Two external examinations worth 20% each Short Course: (Draft policy not available)

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