ICT

Key Stage 3:

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/

Key Stage 4:

In Year 10 and 11 we deliver the WJEC GCSE ICT qualification. We undertake two 22 hour assessments and two 1.5 hour exams over the course of the two years.

The GCSE Information and Communication Technology specification provides a unique opportunity in the curriculum for learners to identify and solve real problems by designing information and communication systems in a wide range of contexts relating to their personal interests.

For further information and a copy of the specification, visit:

https://www.wjec.co.uk/en/qualifications/gcse-information-and-communication-technology/#tab_overview