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ICT

Malone has been recognised as a leader in the post primary sector across Northern Ireland, we have been awarded in the Capita/C2k annual NI Schools’ ICT Excellence Awards. We have also been successful in achieving the NI Digital Schools Award. At Malone College we are proud of how we use digital technology across the curriculum to enhance teaching and learning. 

 

“Education should prepare young people for jobs that do not yet exist, using technologies that have not yet been invented, to solve problems of which we are not yet aware.” - Richard Riley ation should prepare young people for jobs that do not yet exist, using technologies that have not yet been invented, to solve problems of which we are not yet aware.” - Richard Riley 


We aim to develop skills which will allow our pupils to:


  • Have the confidence to use a range hardware and software

  • Manage information and be able to present it using ICT skills

  • Apply their skills to other areas of the curriculum

  • Confidently use the online world in a safe manner


 

Key Stage 3


Pupils at Malone profit from 2 discreet ICT lessons a week this equips pupils with appropriate digital skills. It will also broaden their knowledge and understanding in a wide range of application areas so to enable the effective use of ICT across all their subjects and eventually within the world of work.


Year 8

  • Computer safety and personal safety

  • Email Etiquette

  • ESafety & Cyber safety

  • General software applications – MS PowerPoint, MS Word, Excel, internet

  • Spreadsheet modelling

  • Multimedia design


Year 9 (Intermediate Level)

  • Computer safety and personal safety

  • Email Etiquette

  • ESafety & Cyber safety

  • General software applications – MS PowerPoint, MS Word, Excel, internet

  • Spreadsheet modelling

  • Multimedia design


Year 10 (Advanced Level)

  • Computer safety and personal safety

  • Email Etiquette

  • ESafety & Cyber safety

  • General software applications – MS PowerPoint, MS Word, Excel, internet

  • Spreadsheet modelling

  • Multimedia design

 


 

Level 2


The world of ICT is an ever evolving one. It is our overall aim as a department to ensure that our pupils are well equipped with skills needed to complete their educational journey successfully as well as preparing them for the digital world in which we live in. That is why pupils are offered a choice of three options at level 3 in the ICT department.

 

Information Technology Applications (OCN NI Level 2 Certificate)


This is a vocational course which is a 100% portfolio assessed course. The units that will be studied include:


1. Email Software

2. Using the Internet

3. Spreadsheet Software

5. Word Processing Software


 

BTEC First Information and Creative Technology Award


Course:

The course is a two year programme that introduces you to the rapidly developing world of information technology. Through a combination of practical experience and written assignments, this vocational qualification provides a level 2 qualification.


Whilst studying the Level 2 Information and Creative Technologies course you will have the opportunity to be the creator and producer of IT technology products. You can achieve a level 1 or level 2 qualification after completing the course.


Unit 1 – Online World – Externally assessed compulsory unit

This unit comprises of learning aim A: Online services and communication

learning aim B: The Internet, its hardware, transmission methods and data exchange.

Learning aim C: Legislation

The exam is an onscreen test which lasts one hour and has 16 questions

Unit 3 – Digital portfolio – Internally assessed compulsory unit

The digital portfolio is a combination of work from the online world and optional unit displayed in a digital form.

Unit 13 Website Development Internally assessed

Students create an interactive website by planning, testing and evaluating their work.

Assessment & Qualification


Assessment with take various forms both coursework and exam based. The course provides a range of internally and externally assessed options. Units are not equal in assessment weighting.

 

Unit 1: Online World – 25%

Unit 3: Digital Portfolio – 25%

Unit 13: Web Design – 50%


 

CEA GCSE Business and Communication Systems


The CCEA GCSE Business and Communication Systems specification introduces students to the business world. They also explore the changing role of digital technology in business today.


Students learn about file management and applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, web authoring, web browsing, email and presentation software. They also study types of business, recruitment, selection, training, marketing, the role of stakeholders and customers, and how best to communicate a message.


Students then have an opportunity to connect all they have learned to plan and develop a digital solution for a business.


A qualification in Business and Communication Systems could lead to further study or a career in business, digital technology or ICT.


Assessment is through one computer-based exam worth 40% of the final mark, one written exam worth 35% and a controlled assessment unit worth 25%.


This specification is unitised, so it’s possible to take part of the assessment at the end of the first year of study.


This qualification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed through the Learning for Life and Work Area of Learning and the Cross-Curricular Skill of Using ICT.


The specification has three units:


  • Unit 1: Software Applications for Business

  • Unit 2: The Business Environment

  • Unit 3: Developing Digital Solutions.


 

Level 3


Since introducing this course, the ICT department has enjoyed a 100% success rate.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in IT

Unit Number

Unit Title

GLH

Type

How assessed

 

Mandatory units - learners complete and achieve all units

1

Information Technology Systems

120

Mandatory

External

2

Creating Systems to manage information

90

Mandatory

External

3

Using Social Media in Business

90

Mandatory

Internal

 

Optional unit - Learners complete one unit

5

Data Modelling

60

Optional

Internal


 

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