Area of Learning and Experience: ICT and Computer Science
Area of Learning and Experience Leader: Mr S Ellett
Vision for AoLE:
Give students the opportunity to gain skills, confidence and abilities to use ICT effectively to learn, communicate and create in order to prepare them for a technological world.
Curriculum Areas within the AoLE:
The qualification in Digital Technology is a broad-based qualification that allows learners to build on the digital skills, knowledge and understanding that is used both in their school and everyday lives.
This specification promotes the integrated study of computer science. It will enable learners to develop a broad range of skills in the areas of programming, system development, computer architecture, data, communication and applications.
Creative iMedia lets students gain knowledge in a number of key areas in the media field, from pre-production skills to digital animation, and offers a hands-on approach to learning.
Digital competence is the set of skills, knowledge and attitudes that enable the confident, creative and critical use of technologies and systems. It is the skill set that enables a person to be a confident digital citizen, to interact and collaborate digitally, to produce work digitally, and to be confident in handling data and computational thinking (problem solving).
Qualifications Offered and Examination Boards:
- WJEC GCSE Digital Technology
- WJEC GCSE Computer Science
- WJEC GCSE Information and Communication Technology
- OCR Cambridge National Creative iMedia