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Residential School

"We are a school first and foremost and proud of our student and their achievements."


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"We are a school first and foremost and proud of our
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ICT at Marland takes place in a dedicated ICT suite, that has recently been revamped and comes equipped with custom computers, new tablets, creative digital art displays and a smartboard.


Transition groups and KS3 students learn the history of computing and where it all started, right through to current breakthroughs in technology. Students will develop an understanding of binary coding and the ASCII table to help better understand how computers truly function. They will then transition this knowledge into Scratch and Construct 3 where students are able to create their own games and applications. Students will develop a basic understanding of office programs and the uses each one has in day to day life.

KS3 and KS4 students will start to develop the skills needed to work 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 and digital skills. Students will also cover more binary, coding, game development, animation, and PC assembly/components. The introduction of the new Construct Animate suite will see students creating more creative and detailed animations, interactive stories and cartoons

Internet safety and PSHE is a topic that is practiced in every lesson. Students should always be aware of the risks associated with online communications, social media and the ever-evolving nature of the internet and IT. Whether it is talking about how to appropriately deal with social media issues, managing screen time, ergonomics, being aware of fraudulent websites when making transactions, keeping your privacy online or being aware of the pros and cons of the newly developed artificial intelligence programs – students must be consistently up-to-date with the evolution of IT to keep themselves and people around them safe and healthy. Every year, students will also create various posters and flyers for safer internet day!