ICT at Newtownhamilton High School 
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an exciting and fun subject which is taught in Room 4 by Mrs Ferris. The school is very well-equipped in terms of ICT with all classrooms having an interactive whiteboard installed. The computer room has recently been refurbished and now has 24 computers. Pupils also have access to digital cameras, webcams, voice recorders, microphones and headphones. 
 
Key Stage 3 
In Years 8–10, pupils have two discrete ICT periods per week. As well as developing keyboarding, spreadsheet and database skills we are now also incorporating the use of multimedia, including powerpoints, podcasts, photoshop, video conferencing, gaming and website design. 
 
Year 8 
Internet Safety 
Computer Components 
Input, Output, Storage 
Powerpoint 
Keyboarding 
Spreadsheets 
Comic Life/Photostory 
Podcasts 
 
Year 9 
Internet Safety 
Computer Processing 
Photoshop 
Database 
Video Conferencing 
Gaming 
 
Year 10 
Internet Safety 
Website Design 
Gaming 
Data Logging 
 
At Key Stage 3, pupils participate in CCEA’s CCIT accreditation scheme.  
 
Key Stage 4 
At this stage pupils can opt for a GCSE in ICT (CCEA). Throughout the course pupils develop their practical skills completing controlled assessments which are worth 60% of the whole GCSE – Units 1 and 2 as well as theoretical knowledge – Unit 3. 
 
Unit 1 Tools and Applications - Controlled Assessment 30% 
Communications Software 
Presentation Package 
Information Handling Package 
Spreadsheet Package 
 
Unit 2 Using Multimedia and Games Technology - Controlled Assessment 30% 
Using Graphics 
Using Video and Digital Sound 
Games Technology 
Using Multimedia Assets 
 
Unit 3 Understanding ICT Systems in Everyday Life - External Exam 40% 
Knowledge of ICT Components 
Data and Information 
Digital Communication Methods 
Applications of ICT 
 
Useful Websites 
 
Career Possibilities 
Data Inputter 
Office Administrator 
Graphics Designer 
CAD Draughtsman 
IT Technician 
Software Engineer 
Hardware Design Engineer 
Web Application Developer 
Technical Security Consultant 
Software Test and Integration 
Systems Analyst 
IT Consultant 
 
Below Samples of KS4 Work  
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