Information Technology (IT), the convergence of computer and network technology, is a highly transformative discipline. It touches nearly all aspects of our lives: the way we work, learn, communicate, socialise and entertain ourselves. Where would we be without it? These days, success in any occupational field, be it law, medicine, business, education, entertainment, finance and many more, requires a command of IT.
For certain, IT is, and will remain, the foundation of the global economy for years to come. The Core IT syllabus incorporates elements of Computer Science and Information and Communications Technology. You will be taught key, transferable skills which can be utilised across all of your subjects from the use of Google services through to elements of computer programming.
Knowing how to read, write, and participate in the digital world has become the 4th basic foundational skill next to the three Rs—reading, writing, and arithmetic—in a rapidly evolving, networked world. Having these skills on the web expands access and opportunity for more people to learn anytime, anywhere, at any pace.
Specifically, these skills are described as:
Every student at Biddenham from Year 7 to Sixth form is given a Chromebook, to use in their lessons, when they start at the school. Biddenham fully utilises ‘Google’ and its many school based services, from Gmail to Google Classroooms. Parents can access students classrooms too, which ensures clear communication between school and home.
There is no formal assessment but successful completion of the tasks set will be recorded by your teacher.
The core Computing and ICT content is delivered during ELS (Essential Life Skills) and is therefore not examinable. Those looking to undertake any form of IT qualifications MUST select to study the BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology (DIT).