Mr Carl Wyatt – Subject Leader
Mr Stephen O’Callaghan – Teacher of ICT
All students in Year 7 follow an ICT course delivered through four lessons per fortnight. Our aim is to develop students that are able to confidently embrace the technological world of the future and to be able to learn how to independently master a wide variety of software. The curriculum is varied; from building computer games to making Superhero cartoons.
From September 2014 there is a new focus on Computer Science, which complements areas already taught at Hanham. The current scheme of work covers:
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
Game Design – Kodu
Crimebusters – Access
Programming – Logo
Excel spread sheets
Programming – Code Avengers
Computer game design
GameMaker Game Design
Computer game creation
Business enterprise – Developing and marketing a business or company.
In addition to ICT lessons, students use ICT in relevant contexts in all curriculum areas. We consider this aspect of ICT to be as important as the discrete lessons.
ICT is a popular subject at KS4 with 50% of the year group opting for one of the two courses available: GCSE ICT or GCSE Computer Science. Both options cover general use of ICT in everyday life as well as business contexts. There is a good choice for those wanting to specialise in graphics, game design, web design, multimedia and animations.
Applied AS and A2 ICT
At Hanham Woods Academy we are lucky to have 10 Full Computer Suites that can seat full classes of pupils and a further 6 smaller rooms for specific uses such as Art, Media Studies, SEN, Literacy and the Sixth Form.
Each suite is fully fitted with modern computers curently running Windows 7 and the latest version of Office (2013) We also have a wide range of educational and teaching and learning software for the pupils and staff to use.
Every classroom in the school is fitted with a modern LED projector, interactive whiteboard and speakers helping staff to deliver dynamic and engaging lessons.
As part of the ICT facilities, all pupils are given personal email addresses and encouraged to interact directly with their teachers over matters such as homework, coursework or after school activities. They are also given ample personal storage space on the network to make sure their work is safe and secure. All staff and pupils can access their emails and files via our Home Access system and custome Virtual Learning environment (moodle)