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St. Peter's Independent School

St Peters Independent School

“Good behaviour is promoted; bullying is prevented so far as is reasonably practicable.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Pupils are willing learners and settle quickly in lessons.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

Pupils… “are articulate speakers and can express their opinions clearly.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Children in the EYFS can explain their ideas to their peers clearly.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Well-structured teaching with use of appropriate resources supports their work…”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

”Pupils grow in self-confidence and self-esteem.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“The school is successful in creating a nurturing atmosphere in which pupils feel valued for themselves…”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

Pupils…“have good manners and their conduct is generally good.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Children in the EYFS are socially aware and at an appropriate level for their age.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

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ICT

Teacher of ICT: Martin Johnson - mjohnson@stpetersindependent.org.uk

KS3:

ICT is a compulsary part of the curriculum at KS3 with two forty-five minute lessons each week.

Form 1 cover topics; Selecting information and email, Web Design, Spreadsheets, The Apprentice (Group project work encorporating many ICT skills), Flowol, Graphic Design.

Form 2 cover topics; Safety and security, Databases, Spreadsheets, Summer holiday (Group project work encorporating many ICT skills), Advanced Flowol, Advanced Graphic Design.

Form 3 cover topics; Advanced databases, Advanced spreadsheets, Small Basic coding, Game design, Video editing, Publications.

KS4:

At KS4 students must choose whether to follow the traditional ICT path to GCSE or select GCSE Computing for their studies.

The GCSE course that we follow is the AQA Information and Communication Technology GCSE (4520).

Unit 1 Systems and Applications in ICT
(120 marks)

1 hour 30 minutes

40% of the marks

Externally assessed

Section A:  10 structured questions featuring a range of types of questions from very short to questions requiring 2 or 3  line answers. (72 marks)

Section B:  3 structured questions featuring short  and extended answer questions. (36 marks)

All questions will be compulsory in Sections A and B.

Section C:  1 essay question from a choice of 2.  (12 marks)

Unit 2  The Assignment: Applying ICT (100 marks)

Approximately 25 hours of Controlled Assessment

30% of the marks

Internally assessed, externally moderated

The description of a situation will be provided by AQA each year. Within the given situation, and working independently, candidates will be asked to solve one or more tasks requiring independent use of ICT.  A new Assignment will be provided every year by AQA. Candidates must submit the Assignment current for the year in which they enter for the exam.

Unit 3  Practical Problem Solving in ICT (100 marks)

Approximately 25 hours of Controlled Assessment

30% of the marks

Internally assessed, externally moderated

The purpose of this unit is to ask candidates to solve practical problems which they may meet in education, the community or in the work place. ICT must be used to solve the problem. Each year six tasks will be provided by AQA. The centre can then choose which tasks to make available to its candidates.  More than one task per teaching group can be used in each series.

This year's ICT exam date is Wednesday 13th May 2015.