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St. Peter's Independent School

St Peters Independent School

"Throughout the school pupils thrive in the warm nurturing atmosphere under the guidance of caring and committed adults who see pupils' welfare and well-being as a priority"

ISI 2012

"Pupils not only enjoy coming to school but are proud to be a pupil of it."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"At every stage pupils feel safe, develop in confidence, and are self-assured and well prepared to meet the challenges of the next stage of their education."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"In the EYFS, a good balance of adult-led and child initiated activities is carefully planned to develop the children's needs, abilities and interests."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"Pupils appreciate the friendships they share with each other and also the positive relationships enjoyed with the staff."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"The ethos of the school makes a significant contribution to the pupils' personal development, in accordance with its aim to provide a caring family-orientated environment."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"Strong emphasis is place on learning practical life-skills in lessons such as cookery or design and technology. These lessons are popular with pupils."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"A good range of extra-curricular activities encourages the pupils to extend their interests, skills and knowledge."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

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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.