Subject Team

Mrs McMurray (Subject Coordinator)
Dr Robinson
Mr McNally (IT Technician)

Subject Overview

Information Communication Technology (or ICT) broadly encompasses the entirety of our ever changing and rapidly developing technological and digital society. The proliferation of ICT has influenced almost every aspect of our lives and in our modern world the need for digital literacy has never been more integral to navigating our daily lives whether that is socially or professionally.

As our young people grow and develop we need to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to traverse an ever changing and rapidly developing ICT landscape. ICT education is focused on giving students the skills and confidence to find and analyse information as well as equipping them with the knowledge and tools to enable them to communicate effectively across many different forms. We hope to provide an environment where students can embrace modern technologies and use them in a manner which is responsible and gives each of them an opportunity to explore a wide range of topics logically and creatively, and develops their abilities to source reliable information, present their ideas and to feel proficient in incorporating ICT across others areas within their curriculum and in their personal life.

What You Will Learn

At KS3 we strive to equip our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to support them through their studies and into later life. We offer discrete ICT lessons to develop their skills and knowledge and apply this across many of their other subject lessons too.

Here are a few example of what our students learn in ICT:

  • Using Computers Responsibly
  • Word Processing
  • Creative / Design Tasks (Poster Making, Photography)
  • Using Google Classroom
  • Navigating the Web
  • Safety Online
  • Data Analysis and Statistics (Spreadsheets)
  • Research and Presentation (PowerPoint / Google Slides)
  • HTML and Programming Basics
  • Image / Video Editing

Careers Paths

Knowledge and skill in ICT have become increasingly useful in many jobs across almost every field imaginable. A focus on ICT will not only prepare you for the workplace of today but also of the future.

ICT provides a foundation to many careers today including:

  • 3D Modelling and CAD
  • Animation and Graphic Design
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Data Analytics and Research
  • Hardware Engineering
  • IT Systems Management
  • Security
  • Network
  • Robotics
  • Software Design and Production
  • Video Editing / Production
  • Video Game Development
  • Web Design / Development