ICT at Fosse Way is a subject that allows pupils across all key stages to explore the digital world in a safe and constructive way. The curriculum enables them to build on skills which will help them in the wider world and prepare them for the world of work. Pupils will be able to learn to use new software and about different aspects of computer hardware, they will also build on their team working, creative and technical skills.
E-Safety is taken very seriously at Fosse Way and each pathway across the school has opportunities to cover differing aspects of being safe online with their pupils. E-safety as a whole is embedded in all subjects across the curriculum, giving pupils a chance to put their ICT safety skills in to practice in the context of different learning experiences.
In key stage 4 pupils have the opportunity to study for a qualification in ICT to demonstrate the skills they have learnt as they have progressed through the school.
The ICT curriculum across the school tries to engage our young people in the digital world and give them the chance to explore ways in which it can enhance their existing learning experience.
E-Safety and typing skills are taught across all key stages and pathways. These are both skills which we believe as a school is fundamental to pupil wellbeing and preparing them for adult life.
All groups have access to laptops where pupils are taught to logon and create pieces of work using a variety of different software ranging for Microsoft Office to Hue Animation and Audacity.
A lot of learning in Primary ICT is done through play and pupils interacting with the computer, becoming aware of what particular icons mean and how to carry out certain tasks.
The ICT curriculum in key stage 4 follows the WJEC Entry Pathways for IT users qualification.
The qualification is broken down into four coursework units for the award covering a variety ICT related topics. Currently these units are:
- Using Word Processing Software
- Presentation Software
- Using Email
- Spreadsheet Software
Pupils are given the opportunity to use laptops, iPad’s, digital cameras, animation cameras and virtual reality headsets.
All pupils will have developed skills to be able to help them navigate the online digital world and will have an awareness of different aspects of everyday life that is supported by ICT.
When pupils complete the ICT qualification they will feel equipped in a variety of different ICT skills and they will have a greater understanding of what is required for different digital media roles.
They will also have developed skills using ICT to communicate and present their ideas which is relevant to so many jobs now-a-days across a wide range of employment sectors.