What does an ICT learner look like?

A learner who can:

  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • Analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such
  • Evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve
  • Learners are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication
  • ICT enables the learner to be creative and experience different types of technology. Learners will learn valuable skills in analysing problems and working out different solutions in order to solve the problem. They will be able to use these problem-solving skills to help them in their future. Learners will learn to not only use up to date programs in their social environment but create the programs and apps. They will learn how to use technology safely and respectively so they ensure they are safe at all times in their social and future professional career.

Within ICT they will cover the following units which cover a range of units representing Media, Business and Computing topics:

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Graphics (Media)
  • Introduction to Programming with Scratch (Computing)
  • Spreadsheets and Cash Flow Forecasts (Business)
  • Developing Programming with Block Coding (Computing) 
  • Software Development (Computing)
  • Advanced Programming with Python (Computing)
  • Graphics and Animations (Media)
  • Understanding Computers (Computing)