ICT
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is interwoven with almost every aspect of our social and business lives today. As such, its planning, implementation and management across the three schools are key factors in its success.

An important objective for the management of ICT is to be able to establish a seamless continuity for pupils from the ages of 4 and 5 years, where they are starting out with keyboard, mouse and touch-screen skills, up to 18 years where students integrate ICT based research and presentation into their examination courses.

At St Olave’s we aim to equip pupils with the necessary skills and judgement required to use the technology effectively, efficiently and safely across their subjects, both now and in years to come. In addition to core applications including word processing and spreadsheets, the syllabus embraces computer programming, simulation and web site design.

Pupils are taught to become adept at choosing the appropriate application for a particular task and encouraged to experiment and share their experiences and ideas when using computers. Safe and sensible Internet use is achieved partly through the school’s filtering system, but also by encouraging pupils to adopt a responsible and informed approach to their on-line activities.

Pupils have access to two computer suites, smaller computer clusters in various subject departments and mobile technology in the form of iPads which are gradually coming into use. Extra-curricular sessions are available for those pupils who wish to further their experience and knowledge of computer programming.

Curriculum

  Christmas Easter Summer
J1 Computer Systems:
File organisation, email, servers, parts of computers
Microsoft PowerPoint and Outlook

Word Processing:
Text & image formatting
Microsoft Word
Spreadsheets:
Spreadsheet formulas
Microsoft Excel

Desktop Publishing:
Creating a play poster
Microsoft Publisher
Coding:
Programming introduction
Logo

Presentations:
Summer holidays
Microsoft PowerPoint
J2 Input and Output:
Categorising input and output devices as well as hardware and software
Microsoft PowerPoint

Desktop Publishing:
Creating a school magazine
Microsoft Publisher
Databases:
Database sorting & searching
Microsoft Access

Electronic Simulations:
Simulating electronic circuits then creating real life versions
Crocodile Clips and Physical Electronics
Advanced Word Processing:
Text wrapping, tables of contents and inserting screenshots
Microsoft Word

Computer Programming:
Understanding basics of prgramming, statements, loops, conditons and variables
Scratch
J3 Computer Games:
Programming computers games such as pong and pacman
Scratch

Controlling Games:
Control games made using a controller then creating own controllers
Kodu and Makey Makey
Video Editing:
Creating a promotional video for St. Olave's school
Microsoft Movie Maker

Advanced Spreadsheets:
Absolute and relative cell references, functions, conditional formatting and charts
Microsoft Excel
Photo Editing:
Turning own image into a pirate
Adobe Photoshop

Multimedia:
Creating a touch screen information kiosk presentation for a museum
Microsoft PowerPoint
J4 E-safety:
Learning how to stay safe online and then creating an animation on this
Adobe Fireworks

Computer Components:
Learning what it inside a computer and how they work
Various Applications
Web Development:
Creating a website
BlueGriffon

Algorithms:
Simulating real-life situations using algorithms
Flowol 4
Programming:
Programming a BBC micro:bit and connecting electronics to it
Block Editor and JavaScript

Advanced Databases:
Creating a database about favourite movies
Microsoft Access
J5 Files Types and networks:
Learning about different file types and how networks work in readiness for creating a website
Various Applications

Web Development:
Creating websites by in HTML
Notepad
Robotics:
Building and program robots to complete specific task
Lego Mindstorms

Physical Computing:
Writing programs to control physical items
Raspberry Pi
Textural Programming:
Learning how to program using Python
Codecademy and Raspberry Pi

Processors:
Learning how a processor works to run the computer
Microsoft Word