Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9)
All Key Stage 3 pupils have an lCT lesson weekly. These involve word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation, graphics, control and web design. All of the topics are related to real applications and pupils carry out research with the safe use of the Internet. In Years 7 and 8, assessment is based on the pupils’ portfolios of work, self-assessment and an end of year online examination. Year 9 pupils start their OCR National in ICT course in the second term and their course work is continually assessed against the examination board’s criteria. They continue this course throughout Years 10 and 11.