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 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:
- Design, use and evaluate computational abstractions that model the state and behaviour of real-world problems and physical systems.
- Understand the hardware and software components that make up computer systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems.
- Undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications, preferably across a range of devices, to achieve challenging goals, including collecting and analysing data and meeting the needs of known users.
- Understand a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely, including protecting their online identity and privacy; recognise inappropriate content, contact and conduct and know how to report concerns.
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) Creative imedia level 1/2
These qualifications will assess the request of creative media skills through their practical use. They will provide students with essential knowledge, transferable skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aims of enhancing their employability when they leave education, contributing to their personal development and future economic wellbeing.
The qualifications will encourage independence, creativity and awareness of the digital media sector.
Year 10 – Students will be taught two units, R082 and R087.
R082: Creating digital graphics:
The aim of this unit is for students to understand the basics of digital graphics editing for the creative and digital media sector. They will learn where and why digital graphics are used and what techniques are involved in their creation. This unit will develop students understanding of the client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques as part of the planning and creation process
R085: Creating a multipage website:
This unit will enable students to understand the basics of creating multipage websites. It will enable students to demonstrate their creativity by combining components to create a functional, intuitive and aesthetically pleasing website. It will allow them to interpret a client brief and to use planning and preparation techniques when developing a multipage website.
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