7.1 Getting Started - This is an introductory unit to help year 7 students to become familiar with ICT facilities in our school. It encourages them to develop good working practices and helps them to become aware of the importance of fast and accurate touch typing.
7.2 Integrated Documents - Students will be learn how to manage a range of documents, integrate documents through a word processing application, manipulate text and formatting.
7.3 Creating Presentations - Students will design, create and deliver an electronic presentation that is fit for purpose.
7.4 Spreadsheets - This unit focusses on designing and creating a simple financial spreadsheet model.
7.5 eSafety - Students will learn how to use eTechnologies in a safe and secure way. They will become aware of their rights and responsibilities, with due regard to current legislation.
7.6 Game On! - Gaming technologies are introduced, with students using Scratch software to design and create a game.
How can you help your son?
At key stage 3, students are assessed frequently. A national curriculum level is awarded for their work in every module. The students will sometimes be expected to compile a portfolio of their work during a module or may be given a project to complete. The projects require the students to address "real" problems and then develop ICT solutions, for example addressing the issues of "boring" presentations, creating a website that markets a new rock band, creating a seat booking system for the drama performances.