Mrs A Kearns Head of Department, ICT Curriculum Coordinator
Miss C McCann Media & ICT Teacher
Mr S Kelly Technology & ICT Teacher
Mr A McGee ICT & Media Teacher
Mr V Michael Placement Student (Interactive Multimedia Design)
Mr J Doyle ICT Network Manager
KS 3 ICT
It is the policy in New-Bridge to deliver UICT as a cross-curricular skill but to complement this and to increase their basic skills which will be transferable to other subjects our year 8 pupils have 2 time-tabled periods of ICT per week. Our Year 9 and 10 pupils have two periods of ICT for half of the academic year. Within these lessons the pupils are given the opportunity to develop and extend their existing ICT skills in:
- – text processing and presentation
- – spreadsheets and modelling
- – creating and editing still and moving images
- – working with sound
- – game making
- – website development
- – communication using ICT
- – Coding, Python, HTML
- – Networks and the Internet
- – Hardware & Software
The pupils are also advised about safe and responsible use of ICT.
In KS 4 the pupils have the opportunity to study the CCEA GCSE ICT. Currently there are three year 11 and three year 12 ICT classes.
Pupils also have the option to study for First Certificate Level 2 Edexcel BTEC Creative Digital Media Production. This is a collaborative course which attracts pupils from other schools in the Banbridge Area Learning Community.
At AS and A2 Level the pupils follow the CCEA Applied ICT course which is a combination of practical portfolio work, practical examination and final examination.
Pupils also have the option to study for the Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 Edexcel BTEC Creative Media Production. This is a collaborative course which attracts pupils from other schools in the Banbridge Area Learning Community.