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Bishop Douglass Catholic School

Bishop Douglass Catholic School

In Pursuit Of Excellence

ICT

We have two ICT rooms positioned in the C block. Both rooms have 30 computers with a colour and black and white printer and a scanner.

The faculty makes use of the schools VLE Fronter to provide an online curriculum 24 hours a day for all pupils and parents. The VLE is used to provide feedback on coursework and homework assignments and provide opportunities for pupil voice, online forums and resources for pupils' of all key stages.

Key Stage 4 

Cambridge Nationals in ICT
At KS4 students follow a program of study which will enable them to successfully complete the Cambridge National First Award qualification (which is equivalent to one GCSE). The course will give each student the chance to gain a recognised qualification in ICT. Students will use their skills and knowledge to produce evidence for three modules of extended coursework. The coursework will be presented electronically and assessed internally.

GCSE ICT

This specification brings the study of ICT up to date for the 21st century. Students can develop an understanding of how ICT can be used in society and organisations and the implications of its use.
Among the many benefits, the course is designed to encourage candidates to:

  • work co-operatively and manage projects
  • develop personal learning and thinking skills
  • provide quality ICT-based solutions to a range of problems
  • develop an awareness of developments in technology.

GCSE Computer Science

Computing has deep links with Mathematics, Science and Design and Technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems. The core of computing is Computer Science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.

Key Stage 5 

Cambridge Technicals in ICT

Cambridge Technicals ICT is for those who prefer the hands on aspect of ICT.  The course will give each student the chance to gain a recognised qualification in ICT and wish to progress to higher education or to the world of work.  Students will use their skills and knowledge to produce evidence for a minimum of three modules of extended coursework. The coursework will be presented electronically and assessed internally.

Enrichment Opportunities

We provide extra classes outside of the normal timetabled lessons. This is open for all students studying ICT and provides them with the opportunity to work on their coursework assignments and further improve their ICT skills and grades.