ICT

Welcome to Digital Communications and Business Studies.

Within our department we deliver the following subjects:

  • ICT

  • Computer Science

  • Digital Literacy

  • Business Studies

  • Enterprise

We also offer a range of extra-curricular activities, such as:

  • Minecraft club

  • Exploring Computer Science

  • InnovateHer

  • Drone club

  • Digital leaders

Meet the Team

Our team is made up of:

  • Mrs Antrobus

  • Mr Williams

  • Mr Yeandle

  • Mr Heaney

  • Miss Drysdale

  • Mr Walsh

Watch the video to find out more.

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What will I study?

Here is a visual overview of the units you will study in Years 7 and 8.

When you get to Year 9 you will start your options. You can choose to study:

  • ICT

  • Computer Science

  • Business Studies / Enterprise

We have many students who choose to study all three subjects!

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What software will I use?

Students have the opportunity to learn how to use a range of software in and out of lessons:

  • G-Suite - G-Suite allows us to use a range of software online. This means you can work on documents anywhere you have an internet connection.

  • Microsoft Office - We will build your skills in Office so you can send emails, format a document, create publications, use a spreadsheet to model and a database to store information.

  • Adobe - We use the adobe suite to edit images, videos and create a range of digital products. Here you will learn how to be creative!

  • Pivot - We use Pivot to create frame by frame animations. We have lots of fun creating these!

  • Scratch - We use Scratch to complete block based programming challenges. You will get to make your own movie trailers / games.

  • Small Basics - We use Small Basics as an introduction to a text-based programming language, You will learn to write your own programmes.

  • Python - This is the main text-based programming language we use. It is challenging but extremely rewarding when you can independently create your own programmes.

  • Google Sketch Up - Google Sketch Up allows us to pretend we are architects, as we build / plan our own houses.

  • Audacity - We use Audacity to edit sound and make our own music.