Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is taught at The Mall as a discrete subject throughout the school. From Reception to Year 5 in one lesson a week and from Year 6 as part of a creative curriculum which includes Art and Design Technology. Pupils gain experience of ICT both in the specific ICT lessons and across the curriculum in other subject areas.
The syllabus is based on key skills and areas of knowledge from the National Curriculum but the course content may vary to accommodate influences at the time and Common Entrance ICT based project work required for some academic subjects.
To educate pupils to understand the value of Information and Communication Technology through:
- Using ICT across the curriculum
- Learning to use a range of software
- Learning simple programming skills
- Understanding how ICT equipment works
- Evaluating the possibilities and limitations of ICT.
The IT suite is a bookable resource and members of staff responsible for other teaching areas are encouraged to use the room as much as possible. All Departments are encouraged to incorporate the use of ICT into their schemes of work and make specific provision for its use.