ICT at Marland takes place in a dedicated ICT suite, enabling students to take part in various ICT activities and qualifications. A revamp of the ICT suite is also in progress, due to take place early 2021 – featuring new PCs with more possibilities!
Transition and KS3 students have the opportunity to learn the history of computing. Binary coding and understanding the ASCII table are all building blocks in understanding how computers truly function. This will develop into the students creating their own code to create games and applications using scratch and Construct 3.
KS3 and KS4 students are also working towards edexcel functional skills qualifications. These qualifications cover - Databases, email and electronic communications, File Management, Health Safety and Security online, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Images. Other topics covered – Binary, coding, animation, digital skills and PC assembly and components.
Internet safety is a topic that is practiced in every lesson. Students should always be aware of the risks associated with online communications if used improperly. Every year, students create various posters and flyers for safer internet day!