Curriculum Leader:

Miss. L Davies

Year 7, 8 & 9

Over three academic years, pupils are introduced to a wide range of software applications. These will include standard academic and business applications such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, data handling, modelling and Desktop publishing. 

We ensure pupils discover and experience the different coding and computing applications and currently teach pupils how to use scratch, python and java script. The world of computing allows learners at all levels to access the key concepts, software package and platforms while also enabling real stretch and challenge opportunities for those who are particularly interested in the subject.

We have some amazing high flyers at Denbigh High School, when it comes to coding. We ensure these pupils have the resources, the time and the platform to perform and excel within this everchanging field.

At Denbigh High School we recognise that the involvement of social media has a huge impact to the lives of our pupils. We have embedded learning about social media in our schemes of work. All our pupils will be taught about cyberbullying, grooming, sexting, and laws and regulations surrounding such issues.

This gives the pupils all the relevant information with regards to what’s right and what’s wrong online, what to do if they become a victim, how to report incidents, and how to enjoy social media – after all it’s an amazing resource and platform for education and businesses.

For help and advice on staying safe online, this is an excellent website: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Year 10 & 11

Level 1/2 Vocational Award ICT (Technical Award) qualification

The qualification is made up of 2 units:

Unit 1: ICT in Society

Unit 1 will be assessed through an exam which is worth 40% of the qualification.  The exam will last 1 hour 20 minutes, it will be made up of short and extended response questions

You will:

  • Explore the wide range of uses of hardware, application and specialist software in society
  • Investigate how information technology is used in a range of contexts, including business and organisations, education and home.

Unit 2: ICT in Context

Unit 2 will be assessed with project work which is worth 60% of the qualification.  A scenario will be given by WJEC getting students to complete a number of tasks.

Your will:

  • Gain a working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets, automated documents and images
  • Learn to apply your knowledge and understanding to solve problems in vocational settings.

For further information and a copy of the specification, visit https://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/level-1-2-vocational-award-in-ict/#tab_keydocuments

Pearson BTEC Tech Award Level 1/2 in Creative Media Production qualification

The qualification is made up of 3 components:

Component 1: Exploring Media Products

This is a non exam internal assessment set by Pearson worth 60 marks.  You will be given a scenario on a topic such as Action / Adventure and will be required to research media products in that genre

You will:

  • Learners will develop their understanding of how media products create meaning for their audiences.
  • Learners will examine existing products and explore media production techniques

Component 2: Developing Digital Media Production Skills

This is a non exam internal assessment set by Pearson worth 60 marks.

You will:

  • Learners will develop and apply skills and techniques in media production processes by creating a media product from one of the following sectors:
    • audio/moving image
    • print
    • interactive design.

Component 3: Create a Media Product in Response to a Brief

This is a practical exam under supervised conditions set by Pearson worth 60 marks. The supervised assessment period is 10 hours and should be arranged in the period timetabled by Pearson. The assessment availability is May/June of year 11

This external component builds on knowledge, understanding and skills acquired and developed in Components 1 and 2.

  • Learners will apply their practical skills to the creation of a media product in response to a brief.
  • Learners will submit their ideas, pre-production planning and final media product in a portfolio of evidence.

For further information and a copy of the specification, visit: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/creative-media-production.html