“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential”.
Information Technology is a progressive, supportive subject which aims to provide students with the skills required to interact with the modern world.
Each student will have discrete access to a PC every lesson as well as their own personal space on our network. Students are also provided with internet access (filtered and monitored) and an e-mail account subject to signing an Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP).
KS3 Computing at Durham Johnston School
Throughout KS3 students will follow 3 distinct stands:
Students will undertake projects in each to help develop their knowledge, skills and understanding. Students will be expected to solve problems using their prior skills and knowledge evidencing their progression.
Students will be assessed on their K, S & U throughout the year. They will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the software, the task and the appropriate application of skills.