Key Stage 5
What can students do to develop their skills in this subject area?
- Work with clients to help develop their database to meet the requirements.
- Students will need to read widely to keep up to date with changes in technology.
- Students can use networking software to help plan network requirements.
- Keep up to date on cyber-attacks in the news - the type of attacks and their overall effects.
- Keep up to date with examination questions to improve examination techniques.
- Get involved in supporting lunchtime clubs or after-Academy clubs with Key Stage 3 or 4 students.
- Support Key Stage 4 ICT and Computer Science lessons in students' free time as part of enrichment.
What wider reading can be completed to support the curriculum?
- WJEC A2 ICT.
- A Level Microsoft Access.
- Gadget magazines (T3 & Stuff).
- CompTia Network+.
- ComptTia Security+.
- CompTia A+.
What websites could students visit to support the curriculum?
How can parents/carers help and what can be done at home?
- Encourage your son or daughter to teach you or a sibling/other relative the skills they have learnt in the Academy (even if you think you know how to do the skill already).
- Encourage your son or daughter to learn to touch-type; there are many free programs and aps available.
- Discuss the IT controls you have in use in the home and why you consider it vital to monitor certain access to computers and mobile devices.
- Encourage your son or daughter to set up a home network for the family to use to help complete work or for entertainment purposes.