ICT

ICT at Torquay Academy covers a broad selection of topics ranging from graphic design to computer systems. Students who choose to take ICT as an option in Year 9 will leave school with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for the world of work, but will also be well equipped to carry on into further education.

 

Year 9

Students follow the CiDA course.  It is examined by Edexcel.  Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per fortnight. Homework projects are sometimes set.
Quarter 1 What is computer? / Using computer systems effectively
Quarter 2 Digital imaging and animations in Flash
Quarter 3 Sound Manipulation and creating a video
Quarter 4 Creating successful web products and interactive presentations

Year 10

Students follow the CiDA course.  It is examined by Edexcel. Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per fortnight. Homework projects are sometimes set.
Quarter 1 Introduction to HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Quarter 2 Unit 1 – Developing web products
Quarter 3 Unit 1  – Developing web products
Quarter 4 Unit 2 – creative multimedia

Year 11

Students follow the CiDA course.  It is examined by Edexcel. Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Unit 2 – creative multimedia
Quarter 2 Unit 2 – creative multimedia
Quarter 3 Unit 2 – creative multimedia
Quarter 4 Unit 2 – creative multimedia

Year 12

Students follow the Cambridge Technicals course.  It is examined by OCR. Students have 8 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Unit 1 – Employability skills
Quarter 2 Unit 10 – Developing computer games
Quarter 3 Unit 10 – Developing computer games
Quarter 4 Unit 15 – Computer game technology and platforms

Year 13

Students follow the Cambridge Technicals course.  It is examined by OCR. Students have 8 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Unit 2 – Information systems
Quarter 2 Unit 27 – Digital graphics
Quarter 3 Unit 23 – Database design
Quarter 4 Unit 23 – Database design