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Welcome to the ICT/Computing Department

At Wightwick Hall, Computers and the Internet are integral aspect of modern life. Studying computing will enable students to develop a range of knowledge and skills necessary for success in the modern world.

The progress in ICT/Computing units have been developed in line with the National Curriculum, building on knowledge gained at KS2, and incorporates Computing systems and networks, data and information and programming. These areas are explored through the delivery of topics such as Impact of technology: collaborating online respectfully, Programming in scratch and binary and computer logic.

During Key Stage 3 students develop a range of ICT and Computer Science skills, whilst learning about the importance of keeping themselves safe online. Our pupils will initially learn about the basic principles of ICT and Computing, followed by exploring spreadsheets, graphics, website design as well as computer systems, computer programming and game designing.

Students will receive one hour of ICT/Computing per week, delivered in their year groups. Progress is monitored and recorded using the BSquared assessment tool, and is reported home twice through the academic year.

Due to the impact Covid-19 has had on teaching and learning in the past year and a half, the curriculum plan may be adjusted to ensure gaps in pre-requisite knowledge are addressed first, so that this can be effectively built upon through the subsequent teaching.