Information Communication Technology

 

Empowering the Internet Generation


At Stephenson Academy, our aim is to provide a high-quality computing education which will equip students to use computational thinking and creativity to give them the skills which will allow them to thrive in the modern world; in both their personal and working life. Students will gain key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: Computer Science, Information Technology and Digital Literacy.

 

The objectives within each topic support the development of learning across both key stages, ensuring a solid foundation in education and beyond. Our approach to teaching ICT results in a fun, engaging and challenging classroom experience. Students will learn programming, understand how digital systems work, and how to use computers to store, retrieve and send information. Students learn to evaluate digital content and how to use technology safely and respectfully. All topics will provide                                  the basis to securing a BTEC qualification as an IT user at Key Stage 4.

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Studying ICT at Stephenson Academy empowers our students to thrive in the modern world of technology. Students learn to work both independently and collaboratively, enhance their research skills and to be creative using technology. Our curriculum enhances students’ organisational and presentation techniques, analytical and communication skills and to be proficient in their use of office and design software. Our curriculum guides our students to be responsible for safeguarding themselves and others whilst using technology; and practice good digital citizenship in both an educational setting and at home.