Digital Technology at Newtownhamilton High School 
Information and Communication Technology (Digital Technology) 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 Digital Technology 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 
Spreadsheets 
Movie Maker 
 
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 Digital Technology Route A Multimedia. With this qualification, students may choose to progress to CCEA GCE Digital Technology, GCE Software Systems Development or a related qualification. This GCSE also helps to equip students for a career in a multitude of industries, such as digital media, mobile development, cyber security, cloud computing and managing big data. 
 
Following Route A students will complete three units of work as follows:- 
 
 
Unit 1: Digital Technology (studied in Year 11 with written examination in the summer term -30%) 
Unit 2: Digital Authoring Concepts (studied in Year 12 with written examination in the summer term - (40%) 
Unit 3: Digital Authoring Practice (Controlled Assessment Tasks completed in Year 12 –(30%) 
 
Useful Websites 
http://www.teach-ict.com 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict// 
 
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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