ICT

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.

KEY STAGE 3

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.

Year 7

Year 8 Year 9

E-safety

E-safety

Advert 

Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets

Advert 

Hardware/software

Networking

Research/ web development 

Scratch

Flowol

Analysing media products 

Web development Web development

Introduction to imedia 

KEY STAGE 4

Creative iMedia OCR National

This qualification will assess student’s 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 well-being.

The qualifications will encourage independence, creativity and awareness of the digital media sector.

Year 10

Students will be taught two units, R082 and R085.

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: Understand the properties and features of multi page websites

  • This unit will enable students to understand the basics of creating multi page 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 the course is based around exam preparation for their external assessment and completing the final unit.

Unit R081: Pre-production skills (exam)

  • This unit will enable learners to understand pre-production skills used in the creative and digital media sector. It will develop their understanding of the client brief, time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques that form part of the planning and creation process. 

R087:  Creating interactive multimedia products

  • Students develop their knowledge and understanding about where and why different interactive multimedia products are used and what features are needed for a given purpose. They learn how to interpret a client brief, and how to use time frames, deadlines and preparation techniques as part of the planning and creation process.

Results are awarded as follows:

  • Distinction* at Level 2 (*2), Distinction at Level 2 (D2), Merit at Level 2 (M2), Pass at Level 2 (P2)
  • Distinction at Level 1 (D1), Merit at Level 1 (M1), Pass at Level 1 (P1)
What Parents/Carers can do to help:

Your child has been given a Knowledge Organiser for each topic they study.  This summarises the key information they must know if they are to be successful in this subject.  Please encourage them to learn this off by heart and revise topics regularly.