Welcome to the ICT Department!

Information Communication Technology is delivered to all pupils in the school by an experienced and enthusiastic small team of staff.

Facilities

All pupils have access to filtered Internet content. They are able to log onto the Nusa Frog Elearning portal to access work and marks. The portal can also be accessed outside school by logging onto www.nusafrog.org.uk. The ICT department has 4 dedicated ICT suites all equipped with a variety of software, including Microsoft Office 2007. The department is equipped with PCs, printers, scanners and laptops.

Courses

In Key Stage 3, all pupils receive at least 1 lesson of ICT per week, where the curriculum is based around the National Strategy. A range of topics are taught across the key stage including E-Safety, presenting information, data handling, modelling, using information, web design, coding and programming.

In Key Stage 4 (and from Year 9 in 2014/15) students have the option to take an Edexcel GCSE in ICT.

From September 2014 the majority of Year 9 and 10 pupils will also take a core ICT GCSE or equivalent.

Expectations

Equipment

Every lesson you will be expected to bring the following:

  • Pen
  • Pencil

Use of Computers

  • If technical problems occur, alert a member of staff. Do not attempt to rectify the problem yourself.
  • Treat all equipment with respect.

Attitude

  • Appropriate use of Internet & other services in line with school.
  • A committed & determined approach to all set tasks.
  • No games!

Guidelines

When students use the Internet it is essential that they are responsible for their actions in accessing networked services. All users of this facility will be expected to abide by the rules of its use.

The NUSA computer facilities should not be used for the following:

  • Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
  • Accessing undesirable material
  • Violating copyright laws
  • Using another's password
  • Trespassing in another's folder, work or files
  • Intentionally wasting limited resources (including time e.g. offensive or unwanted e-mail)
  • Employing the network for commercial purposes
  • Any use of the network that would bring the name of the school into disrepute
  • Interfering with the functioning of the network in the school, the service provider’s network, or any other network that can be accessed through the Internet.
  • Attempting to gain unauthorised access to any computer system, network data or resource.

Pupils should only print essential resource material, and should always check the length of the article before printing.

Failure to abide by these guidelines may lead to withdrawal of computer access (including Internet and e-mail facilities) and/or further action under the school’s Code of Conduct.

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