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Welcome to the ICT and Computer Science section of the Castle View website. Here, you will useful links and documents to help.

The allocated time for ICT in year 7 and 8 are two lessons each fortnight. When it is taken as an option there are six lessons every fortnight.

Students are taught how to use the Microsoft Office applications and to organise how to store and save their work. E-safety is addressed in assemblies together with a half term course at the beginning of Y7. The Child Exploitation Online Protection (https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ ) is an invaluable resource for parents, carers, professionals and students.

In Year 9, students are given the chance to try a new course we have created called Digital Literacy.  This combines elements from ICT, Computer Science and Media Studies.  Students will acquire skills needed to design and create their own App for a portable device such as an IPhone.

In Year 10, students will start a Cambridge National qualification in Information Technologies. This course improves students’ knowledge of the digital environment and their confidence with IT. They learn about data management issues and develop practical skills by planning and creating an integrated technological solution to communicate information.

For more information about this course go to: https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals/information-technologies-level-1-2-j808/