The ICT department at Malet Lambert provides discrete ICT to all years in the school through compulsory ICT lessons at KS3 & KS4. Our department brings together a wealth of experience with three of our staff coming from high level technical and management roles from a range of industry. This helps us provide in depth technical expertise in ICT and expansive industry knowledge.
For more information, please refer to year group curriculum information booklets (found under Curriculum, organised by year group) or contact the head of department, Mr P Bell.
The school has 6 dedicated ICT rooms across the site. All rooms have colour/b&w printing and scanning facilities. We also have a set of digital video cameras and digital still cameras for the use of pupils as well as suite of iPads. The department also has access to a ‘green screen’ photography kit and a vast array of industry standard software covering everything from the Microsoft Office Suite & Serif Suite to the latest Adobe Master Collection including Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, etc.
We deliver the BCS Level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application Skills. ECDL is proof of the pupils’ digital literacy. It is also a high quality, internationally-recognised qualification, validated and approved by academic and global experts, and valued by employers around the world.
Pupils study the units listed below, providing approximately 120 guided learning hours:
- Word Processing software
- Presentation software
- Spreadsheet software
- Improving productivity using ICT
All units are tested by way of formal online exams throughout years 9 & 10 with extra time in Year 11 for those that need it. This qualification has been designed to accredit candidates' achievement in a practical way that is relevant to the workplace using the latest software available.
Our KS3 Computing curriculum is diverse and is intended to deliver the key parts of the new ‘Computing’ national strategy as laid down by the government, while keeping some of the more traditionally interactive and engaging units covering everything from games design to digital image editing.