Computing and ICT is relevent to all age groups. Increase in productivity, creativity and demand of technical skill and labour has seen a shift in the way ICT is perceived in society. For this reason pupils at Hatcham Temple Grove (HTG) are challenged to embrace ICT and work at a level that will enable them to be forward thinking when they start learning at higher key stages.
HTG ICT offers:
Students learn the basic skills of formatting in word processing, presentation and desktop publishing programs. Contents of work are linked directly to the IPC theme, e.g Before Time.
Students are introduced to coding using the programme "Espresso Coding". Students are taught to create simple instructions; and learn to develop problem solving skills. For the summer term, students will be introduced to Computing Programming using a program called "KODU". This will provide opportunities for students to design simple games using selection and sequence in the programming environment.
Students have learnt how computers can represent numbers, text and images using ones and zeros. They have learnt how to collect sort and represent data in charts using spreadsheets. They have learnt to use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs using espresso coding programming environment.
The IPC units covered this year have been 'Finding Nemo', 'Rivers' and 'In The News'. Students have developed their own interactive game in Scratch, learning sequencing of instructions in a graphical environment. Students have worked in groups as reports to develop their own newsletter, learning and developing their skills in Desktop Publishing. In addition to this, students have learnt about web design and created their own webpages, adding images, scrolling text and hyperlinks.
Year 6 ICT builds on the skills developed in the previous years. Students have so far :
The increasing use of technology in all aspects of society makes confident and productive use of ICT essential for everybody. At Haberdashers' Aske's we incorporate the use of computers and technology across the whole curriculum. for young learners technology is part and parcel of their everyday lives. As a school we endeavour to increase pupils capability in the use of ICT and support them to become confident and independent users of a wide range of technologies. Computing is a skills shortage area on the UK.
At Haberdashers' Aske's we are re-writing our Key Stage 3 curriculum to include more technical understanding of computing and programming.
The ICT & Computing department aims to give pupils many of the skills needed to make informed judgments about when and where to use ICT to enhance their learning and the quality of their work in order for pupils to achieve their full potential. We offer discreet lessons to years 7, 8 and 9 where pupils learn how computers work and how to code programmes.
Students undertake the OCR Cambridge National GCSE qualification
The aim of this exciting course is to develop students who can code. Creating the next generation of computer programmers will ensure that our students remain competitive in an area growing in demand everyday.
The course comprises of 3 units designed to test the students on key ares of computing:
The double award has one exam paper worth 40% of the total marks, and one controlled assessment worth 60%. This is following on from the single award students will have completed at Key Stage 3.
The course is arranged into two units of study:
In this unit, students explore the design of interactive digital products such as websites, computer games and databases. They learn how to interpret and produce design documentation. They investigate the properties of different types of digital content and features of the user interface. They develop a knowledge and understanding of the legal, and other, contraints on the production and use of digital content.
This is a practical unit. Students broaden and enhance their ICT skills and capability. They work with a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts. They learn to reflect critically on their own and others' use of ICT and to adopt safe, secure and responsible practice.
Through the study of these units, students will gain vital key skills to develop digital products such as an interactive website to showcase their products online; or to develop their creativity to create digital graphics; digital animation, and digital video or digital audio.
Information Technology impacts upon every aspect of our lives. in a society where information is power those who can utilise it effectively will be better placed to face the educational, social and employment opportunities of the new millennium. The course would suit the student who may wish to study or be employed in information management.
This course uses a task driven approach to examine the effective use of information technology systems within industry, business and commerce. It requires problem solving, decision making and implementing solutions with understanding of the effects and limitations of Information Technology within society.
This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the development of ICT systems through practical experience in using a range of applications software in a structured way. Students then are able to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding gained from this practical work to the solution of problems.
As part of the assessment students prepare sample work (coursework) which is part of the examination.
Topics covered in this unit are:
This unit is designed to give students the wider picture of the use of ICT and to enable the understanding of basic terms and concepts involved in the study of the subject. Students can learn to discuss and comment on issues from a position of knowledge which they can with their knowledge and understanding that underpins this subject.
Students are encouraged to consider the important issues involved in the use of ICT by themselves and by others. They also study the immediate effect on themselves and also the longer term effects on society and the world in general.
Topics covered in this unit are:
INFO3: THE USE OF ICT in the Digital World (2 hour written exam, 30%)
INFO4: Practical issues involved in the use of ICT in the Digital World (COURSEWORK 20%)
In studying Computing we begin to understand the technologies, theory and protocols behind computers and the Internet. Through this students will understand what is behind radical changes in the modern world made through increasingly powerful and available computational power.
Digital systems have become a critical component of our entire society; there is a significant shortfall between estimated numbers of graduates with Computer Science knowledge and jobs requiring this understanding.
Topics assessed through exam are list below:
There is also a practical project through which you will develop practical skills in the context of solving a realistic problem or carrying out an investigation.
Studying Computing teaches a set of rigorous techniques and methods which can be applied outside of the field of computing including; approaching problem solving using modelling, decomposing into solvable parts and generalising to known solutions. With its emphasis on abstract thinking, algorithmic and mathematical reasoning, Computing is a good foundation for further study.
Location: Haberdashers' Aske's Federation,Pepys Road,London, SE14 5SF