Information & Communication Technology
Two suites make the Information and Communication Technology Department the place to be at Hulme Hall. Every subject teacher has access to modern facilities for researching, drafting and the presentation of projects and coursework assignments. From Year 7, ICT skills are targeted through dedicated teaching which focuses on the acquisition of competent skills in word processing, the organising, analysis and presentation of data and electronic communication. There is a range of examinations available at GCSE which can be tailored to meet the needs and ability of each pupil. As well as the traditional approaches, others are available such as the ITQ qualification (as followed by the pupils responsible for helping with the design, creation and maintenance of this website) and alternative routes through after school study.
Computer Science equips learners with a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of the subject, including the computational thinking skills to analyse problems and design solutions across a range of contexts.
Key features in Computer Science:
- developed to promote computer science as a rigorous, knowledge-based subject discipline that should be part of every young person’s education
- benchmarked against the curricula of high-performing jurisdictions in other parts of the world, notably India, Israel and Singapore
- consulted on with members of the computing community – employers, higher education institutions and teachers
- assessed with a written paper requiring a high level of computational thinking (75%), and a controlled assessment focused on practical programming skills (25%).