Curriculum Leader:

  • Mr T Trueman

Department Staff:

  • Mr T Trueman
  • Mrs C Hill
  • Mrs N Humphries (Network Manager)

About the subject:

The ICT department occupies 2 suites each containing 25 computers and 4 laptops, colour laser printers, and interactive smartboards. The rooms are air-conditioned and furnished with adjustable height, swivel chairs. Pupils have access to a wide range of software including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud. Pupils tasks and resources are accessed via ‘Google Classroom’ including access to Hwb, and e-mail accounts for educational use.

KS3 Overview:

Pupils have discrete ICT lessons throughout years 7, 8 and 9 using a wide range of software, resources and equipment. They are given opportunities to create, communicate, find and analyse information according to the latest National Curriculum for Wales.

We also offer a lunchtime coding club for digital enthusiasts!

KS4 Overview:

What is the aim of the course?

GCSE Digital Technology – Technoleg Digidol 

The WJEC GCSE qualification in Digital Technology is a broad-based qualification that allows learners to build on the digital skills, knowledge and understanding that is used both in their school and everyday lives. The qualification is designed for learners who wish to begin their journey towards a career that utilises digital technologies or to progress onto advanced level programmes of learning involving digital technologies.   

The qualification will allow learners to develop their understanding of the range of digital technology systems at use in our connected and globalised society. It will also allow learners to explore the ever-evolving nature of digital technology systems and how these systems can be used productively, creatively and safely.

Unit 1 The digital World

On-screen examination (40% of qualification)
Overview of unit:

  • digital technology systems 
  • the value of digital technology
  • perspectives on digital technology.  

Unit 2 Digital practices  

Non-exam assessment: 45 hours (40% of qualification)
Overview of unit  

  • interrogating spreadsheet data
  • data-informed digital products.  

Unit 3 Communicating in the digital world  

Non-exam assessment: 15 hours (20% of qualification)
Overview of unit
In this unit learners will develop knowledge, skills and understanding in: 

  • social media and online marketing communications
  • creating digital assets and planning digital communications.