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St.Patrick's High School Keady

ICT Department

ICT & Computer Science Department

Department Vision:

“Inspiring, Confident Creative, Users of 21st Century Digital Technology”

Members of the Department:

Mrs L Moore (Head of ICT) Mrs D Nicholas (ICT Coordinator/Head of Business Studies) Mrs L O’Hare (ICT Teacher) Mrs M Doyle (ICT/Business Studies Teacher) Mrs A Brennan (ICT/Music teacher)

KS3 ICT

ICT is embedded in all departments as a cross curricular skill. Pupils undertake the CCEA Key Stage 3 ICT Accreditation Scheme as part of the Revised Curriculum. At the end of Year 10 pupils will receive a certificate recognising their level of ICT competence.

Year 8 ICT & Programming

What your child will be learning in Year 8 ICT & Programming DOWNLOAD

KS4 ICT

GCSE ICT: 60% Controlled Assessment, 40% Exam

Overview: Unit 1 Tools & Applications, Unit 2 Web Design and Game Technology, Unit 3 Understanding ICT Systems

What your child will be learning in Year 11 DOWNLOAD

What your child will be learning in Year 12 DOWNLOAD

Post-16

Subjects offered:

GCE Applied ICT (CCEA): 66.66% Coursework, 33.33% Exam (6 units)

Overview: AS Unit 1 Portfolio – Information and Communication, AS Unit 2 Computer-based Exam – Software Applications & Tools, AS Unit 3 Portfolio – Organisations and Information Systems, A2 Unit 7 Written Exam – Investigating Systems, A2 Unit 9 Portfolio – Website Design & Management, A2 Unit 10 Portfolio – Multimedia Technology

Software Used: Macromedia Dreamweaver, Mx Flash, SwishMax (Animation) Mx Fireworks, MS Access (Database Design), MS Excel (Spreadsheet Design), MS PowerPoint (Multimedia Design), MS Word (Advanced Word Processing)

Specification DOWNLOAD

GCE in Software Systems Development (CCEA): 50% Coursework, 50% Exam (6 units)

CCEA SSD specification ccea microsite

This is an exciting and challenging qualification that aims to develop students’ programming skills in software systems development.  We will use an object orientated programming language called C# (pronounced ‘C sharp’). 

Course Structure

YEAR 13

AS 1:

Introduction to Object Oriented Development

 

 

External written examination

2 hours

 

 

50% of AS

25% of A Level

 

Every Summer

from 2014

AS 2:

Event Driven Programming

 

Internal assessment

Portfolio

50% of AS

25% of A Level

Every Summer

from 2014

YEAR 14

A2 1:

Systems Approaches and Database Concepts

 

External written examination

2 hours

 

 

25% of A Level

 

Every Summer

from 2015

A2 2: Implementing Solutions

Internal assessment

Portfolio

25% of A Level

Every Summer

from 2015

Dragons Den

Dragons Den

Open Night

Open Night

Bring IT On

Bring IT On

National ICT Day in the Waterfront

National ICT Day in the Waterfront

National ICT Day in the Waterfront

National ICT Day in the Waterfront

Learning Podcasting in ICT

Learning Podcasting in ICT