Computers play an important and increasing role in all our lives. The aim of the ICT department is to enable all students to become proficient in the use of modern technology – whether this is being able to use graphics packages to design posters or writing their own programs using modern programming tools.
The department has two fully equipped Computer Suites, containing PC’s running some of the latest software packages available. Additionally the school has many PC’s spread throughout the school, as well as a 32 IPads. This ensures that pupils have access to Computers whenever they need to use one.
- Mr Emyr Morgan (Head of Department)
- Mr Mark Davies
All pupils have two hours of ICT lessons per fortnightly timetable cycle.
Topics covered include
- Desk Top Publishing
- Animation and Video
- Creating Websites
- Writing Computer Programs
The Department currently offers two GCSE courses
A new course which teaches students how to write their own programs. This course comprises of 3 units
- A theory examination covering Computer Systems and Software.
- A project where students need to use Visual Basic to write a program.
- A practical examination where students are required to write programs in Java and HTML.
Information and Communication Technology
A course which focuses on the use of Computers to undertake common tasks. This course comprises of 4 units
- A practical unit covering modern software packages
- An examined unit covering the use of ICT in homes and Schools
- A practical unit covering the development of a multimedia product
- An examined unit covering the use of ICT in Industry and Business
Students who opt to study ICT at A level, follow the WJEC ICT A level Course.
This specification in enables learners to become independent and discerning users of ICT, who are able to make informed decisions about the use of ICT and are aware of its implications for individuals,, organisations and society. It requires students to acquire and apply creative and technical skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts and to develop ICT-based solutions to solve problems
This course comprises of 4 units
2 Practical Units – one in each of years 12 and 13. The year 12 course requires students to use modern packages to develop a solution for a business, whilst the year 13 course requires students to develop a relational database.
2 examinable units, which cover the theory behind modern ICT systems.