ICT - Movilla


ICT in an integral part of our daily lives, controlling many aspects of the world around us. New technologies emerge almost every day and with this comes lots of opportunities for careers in ICT.
 
Here in Movilla High School we recognise the importance of ICT in employment and aim to provide our pupils with the opportunity to sample a wide range of applications of ICT in a variety of contexts.
 
Fronter
 

Staff:
  • Miss B McCord - ICT Manager
  • Miss N McCord
  • Mrs E Laird
  • Mr Tarbuck (Technician) 
 
KS3
 
KS3 ICT is taught as a discreet subject in Years 8, 9 and 10 covering a range of activities which develop the pupils’ skills and capabilities. The curriculum provides a framework which prepares the pupils to become:

Digital Citizens, with the skills that will enable them to take part in digital aspects of society, safely and without hindrance;

Digital Workers, who are able to apply their digital skills to further their learning or in a work-related setting; and

Digital Makers, who are starting to build their own technology.
 

The pupils are taught the necessary requirements for Using ICT across the curriculum.
Subject areas are required to identify, in their schemes of work, where they use ICT to enhance skills and learning. Using ICT is assessed as one of the statutory cross-curricular skills and is reported on using Levels of Progression.

 
KS4
 
All pupils are given the opportunity to follow an ICT course in Years 11 and 12. Courses available are OCN NI ICT and OCN NI Creative Arts and Digital Technology.
 
 
Achievement Evening
 
The Neil Smyth Cup for Achievement in Year 10 ICT – Tyler Kirkpatrick
Northern Bank Cup for OCN NI ICT Year 11 – Morgan Gilmore
The McCord Award for GCSE ICT Achievement – Adam Middleton
The Neil Smyth Cup for OCN NI ICT – Zara Corbett
 
Sentinus Robotics Workshop
 
 

 

OCN NI Level 2 Certificate in Information Technology Applications

This qualification is designed to provide learners with the IT skills required to function successfully in the work and wider environment. Assessment takes place by completing a number of practical units which total 15 credits. The units are internally assessed by qualified centre assessors and internally verified by the approved centre.

Units include:

Word Processing
Email
Spreadsheets
Imaging Software
Databases
Desktop Publishing
 
 

OCN NI Creative Arts and Digital TechnologiesThe creative arts and digital technologies sectors are recognised as growth areas within the economy. The OCN NI Level 2 Certificate in Creative Arts and Digital Technologies qualifications have been designed to offer learners an introduction to skills and knowledge required in the creative arts and digital technology sectors. They offer a wide range of options mirroring the careers and occupations available within these sectors.
Units include:
Developing Websites
Imaging Software
Preparing for a Career or Further Study in the Creative Industries
Using Multimedia Software
Capturing, Editing and Presenting Video Sequences


Students from Movilla High School were delighted to be taking part in the Digital Teen Programme getting hands-on with the latest gadgets as they explore careers in the digital industry.
 
The Digital Teen Programme is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.
 
The Year11 students took part in an interactive session with a volunteer from Quizdom offering insight into the digital industry and the opportunities for employment and enterprise in the sector.
 
More than 200 students were also able to get hands-on with the latest digital technology at the Digital Teen Programme exhibition completing a series of tech tutorials getting their first experience of coding, game design, programming and app development.
 
The Digital Teen Programme is organised by South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) and is delivered by local charity Young Enterprise Northern Ireland.
 
 

 GCSE ICT Afternoon Class  3.30 - 5.30 pm  Thursday   
       
 Minecraft Club   Lunch Time 1.15 - 1.40 pm  Mondays   Years 8 & 9 girls only 
     Thursdays  Years 8, 9 and 10 boys only
     Fridays   Years 8, 9, 10 boys & girls 
       
 ICT Extended Learning Club  Afternoons  Monday  
     Thursday  

 Minecraft Club

 Types of Homework  

 Learning – acronyms, spelling, terms, notes
 Written – question and answers, evaluations, GCSE questions,    Past papers, Unit tests
 Preparing for assessment
 Revision

 
 Year Group  No of Homeworks in Term 2
 Year 8  8
 Year 9   8
 Year 10  8
 Year 11  8
 Year 12  8

Year 12 GCSE ICT pupils visited Eddie Irvine’s Activity Centre on Thursday 12 January 2017 after school. They were shown around the centre and enjoyed a 30 minute session in Room2Race using the racing car simulators.

Well done to Sam McGorman for winning the quiz and receiving a gift voucher for use at the centre. Also the winners of the races were Alex Boyd, Mr Martin and Matthew McBratney.Congratulations to all involved.

 
 

Movilla High School joined hundreds of other organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day and promoting the safe and responsible use of technology.  To celebrate the day, the pupils in Movilla High School’s ICT Department learned how to make the Internet a better place.  Safer Internet Day 2016 was on Tuesday 9th February 2016 with the theme ‘Play your part for a better internet’, offering the opportunity to focus on both the creative and positive things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role that we all play in helping to create a better internet.
 
 

 


 

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