ICT

Staff:

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.

KS4

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.

A Level

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.