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.
Text and graphics
|New Year Resolutions:
Text & image formatting
School email introduction
Party Food List:
Graphics & Desktop Publishing
Microsoft Paint & Publisher
Database sorting & searching
Creating an effective document
Simple instruction sequences
Graphs & Charts:
Using symbols, shapes & keyboard shortcuts
Creating an on-line Wiki
Internet & 'Wikispaces'
Comparing the use of various spreadsheet charts
Instructions, loops & branches
Basic image editing
CEOP 'ThinkUknow' web site
Advanced spreadsheet formatting
Advanced database searching and sorting:
Further text formatting:
Superscript, Subscript & Text Styles
Using mind mapping software
Simulating real-life situations
Graphing multiple sets of data
Programming a game
|J5||York Tourism Project:
Team work to create tourist brochures
Advanced spreadsheet formatting:
Including conditional formatting
Including percentage increase
Creating a web site for a music band
Microsoft Expression Web 4
Editing Video Clips:
Typing maths equations
Editing digital images: