As a Free School, One In A Million has always sought to use the most state-of-the-art ICT. This includes ensuring all students have access to either an iPad or a ChromeBook. In addition we have a computer suite that houses IMacs and all classrooms have Interactive Whiteboards. There is WiFi access throughout the school.
To make sure our students have ICT skills fit for the 21st century, we aim to ensure that our student can:
- understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation;
- analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems;
- evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems;
- responsibly, competently and confidently become creative users of information and communication technology.
This last point is really important to us. We understand that using technology is both a privilege in that it aids learning and communication but also a responsibility as the inappropriate use of technology can not only be hurtful but, in some cases, illegal. With that in mind our ICT and computing courses comply with our rigorous safeguarding and child protection policies.
KS4 Course – Cambridge nationals (GCSE Equivalent)
Year 9 – GCSE Cambridge nationals, students complete one unit of work of their GCSE, and decide if they wish to pick it as an option for year 10/11, which they can use this topic going forward.
Year 10 – Tidy up of previous unit plus another unit to complete. Which means students should have completed 50% of their GCSE by this time, also students will be entered for early GCSE entry at the end of year 10 for the June entry.
Year 11 – Within Year 11 it is based around exam preparation for their GCSE and completing the final unit, and any last minute changes that may need to be made to the units that have not already been sent off for moderation.
For more information on our ICT provision visit the ICT section