ICT

Staff

K. Clarke (Head of Department)

L. Donnelly (ICT Co-ordinator)

C. Hempton

J. Sproule

A. McGlinchey (ICT Technician)

KS3

In addition to the cross-curricular ICT provision across all areas of Study we have discrete ICT classes throughout the school. All pupils receive two periods of ICT per Year in Years 8-10. They acquire skills necessary to become proficient ICT users and this learning is consolidated through collaborative tasks with school subjects across the Areas of Study.  

We want our pupils to

master the tools and technology needed

for the digital world in which we live

and equip them for their future.

Year 8

Working safely using Computer Systems, Email, Input and Output devices, Spreadsheets, Internet Safety, Desktop Publishing and Scratch.

Year 9

Databases, Presentations, Video editing, Graphic design, Photoshop and Photostory.

Year 10

Game development, Website development, Micro bit programming, Python programming and Raspberry Pi programming.

GCSE

CCEA Digital Technology - Multimedia

Content

Assessment

Weightings

Completed

Compulsory core unit

Unit 1: Digital Technology

External written examination 1 hour

30%

Year 11

Multimedia units

Unit 2: Digital Authoring Concepts

External written examination 1 hour 30 mins

40%

Year 12

Unit 3: Digital Authoring Practice

Controlled Assessment

30%

Year 12

CCEA Digital Technology - Programming

Content

Assessment

Weightings

Completed

Compulsory core unit

Unit 1: Digital Technology

External written examination 1 hour

30%

Year 11

Multimedia units

Unit 4: Digital Development Concepts

External written examination 1 hour 30 mins

40%

Year 12

Unit 5: Digital Development Practice

Controlled Assessment

30%

Year 12

A Level

CCEA Digital Technology

Assessment

Weightings

Content

AS 1: Approaches to Systems Development

External written examination

1 hour 30 minutes

50% AS

20% of A Level

AS 2: Fundamentals of Digital Technology

External written examination

1 hour 30 minutes

50% AS

20% of A Level

A2 1: Information Systems

External written examination

2 hours 30 minutes

40% of a Level

A2 2: Application Development

(Case Study)

Internal assessment

 

Students compile a portfolio showing evidence of the analysis, design, development, testing and evaluation of an application for a specified end user.

20% of A Level

Extra-Curricular

 

‘Byte This’ Club

The ICT department runs an ICT Lunch-time computer club every week for year 8 pupils, taken by A Level Digital Technology students or GCSE Computer Science pupils. The transition from primary school to grammar school can be daunting and we aim to make the experience more enjoyable. The main objectives of the club are to encourage and give our pupils the opportunity to develop their programming skills, meet new friends and have some fun!

Children get the opportunity to program Micro bit pocket sized computers, Raspberry Pi devices and other fun digital activities.

 

Links with Primary Schools

 

Omagh Academy continues to enjoy its links with local primary schools. Every year we take pupils out to rural primary schools to teach P6 and P7 classes programming skills. We focus on delivering programming skills in response to the demand for jobs in this field as future job opportunities are very positive. Universities are encouraging schools to develop these skills with children from a young age.

Contact

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21-23 Dublin Road
Omagh,
BT78 1HF

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