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ICT enables pupils to understand and use digital technology to express themselves, enhance their skills and develop products and solutions.

ICT both develops and requires logical thinking and precision.

ICT incorporates:

  • Digital Literacy – the ability to access and use digital technology.
  • Information Technology – the creation and application of digital systems to develop solutions.
  • Computer Science – the understanding of how digital systems work and are programmed.

ICT provides pupils with the knowledge and skills to contribute to the digital economy, and play an active role in a world where new technologies are invented daily.

Trips in the past have included participation in the Digital Futures programme run by Sentinus and various Robotics and digital learning workshops.

Studying ICT equips pupils with the skills necessary for a wide range of career paths including Computer Science.


  • Lodge Road Campus: Two dedicated ICT classrooms
  • Castlerock Road Campus: Six Dedicated ICT classrooms

All classrooms on both sites have up-to-date computer equipment and interactive whiteboards. ICT is used extensively across the curriculum to enhance teaching and learning.


I.C.T. Staff

  • Miss A. Killen, B.A., M.Sc., M.Ed., P.G.C.E. (Curriculum Leader)
  • Mrs L.M. O’Doherty, B.Sc., P.G.C.E.
  • Mr K.S. Freeburn, B.Sc., P.G.C.E.
  • Mrs J.M. McClay, B.Sc ., P.G.C.E.
  • Mr J. Small, (IT Technician)
  • Mr K. Cox, (IT Technician)

Key Stage 3:

At Key Stage 3 the emphasis is on developing the independent use of ICT, focusing on understanding the processes involved so that pupils are package independent,
understand and can apply key concepts.

Year 8 & 9 – one lesson per week.

Year 8:

  • Using Computers Safely and Effectively
  • Graphics – Photoshop
  • Spreadsheets
  • Scratch – Programming
  • PowerPoint
Year 9:
  • Graphics – Photoshop
  • Spreadsheets
  • Sound – Audacity
  • Moving Image
  • Scratch – Programming
Year 10:
  • Understanding Computers.
  • Famous Computer Scientists
  • Programming with Small Basic
  • Programming with Minecraft
  • Website Development in HTML

Key Stage 4:

At Key Stage 4 pupils have the option of selecting:

  • Digital Technology – Programming
  • Digital Technology – Multimedia
  • BTEC Information and Creative Technology

All options give pupils opportunities to both develop their practical ICT skills and deepen their theoretical knowledge of this ever important and changing

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Sixth Form: GCE (AS/A2)

At Key Stage 5 pupils have the option of selecting:

  • Software Systems Development
  • GCE Digital Technology
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

Studying ICT equips pupils with the skills necessary for a wide range of career paths including Computer Science.

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