Cyber Security

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.

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