Head of Department: Miss F Sullivan BEng (Hons ) MA, PGCE
Staff members: Dr L Doherty BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCE, PQHNI
Mr J M Burrows BA (Hons), MSc, PGCE
Miss N McGaharan BSc (Hons), PGCE
Technical Staff: Mr H Burns BSc (Hons)
ICT is delivered throughout the college in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3, ICT is delivered in Years 8, 9 and 10. The work is focused on thematic units, such as Positive Life Choices, Global Awareness and a STEM based project. Pupils develop skills in areas such as web design, spreadsheets, multimedia, database, word processing, email and collaborative tools. This supports the cross-curricular assessment of ICT in other learning areas.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4, the following courses are offered:
- GCSE Single Award (CCEA)
- Certificate in Digital Arts (EDEXCEL)
For each of these courses there is a strong emphasis on skill acquisition demonstrated through coursework or controlled assessment. The technologies used include spreadsheets, database, multimedia, web design, moving image and games development.
Key Stage 5
At Key Stage 5, pupils study the Applied ICT A-level offered by CCEA. The content of this course includes:
- Unit 1: Information and Communication
- Unit 2: Software Applications and Tools
- Unit 3: Organisations and Information Systems
- Unit 7: Investigating Systems
- Unit 8: Database Development
- Unit 10: Website Design and Management