Information and Communication Technology lessons at EBIS equip pupils to understand and change the world through logical thinking and creativity. At the heart of this is Computer Science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, and how digital systems work. Children build up their problem solving and decision making skills and use information technology to create programmes, systems and a range of media. They develop their skills in word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, databases, animation, touch typing and control. Pupils become digitally literate and develop their ideas through Information and Communication Technology.
The internet plays a central role in our use of ICT and, to this end, we take a lot of care to educate our children in the safe use of what is a vast educational resource.
Students are internally assessed throughout their ICT lessons. Students will receive both written and practical assessments to monitor their theory knowledge as well as assess their practical computing skills.
At EBIS we use a wide variety of different resources to cover the breadth of the ICT / Computer Science curriculum. Each student has access to all the resources required via the school shared area and we ensure that all software used in class is open source and can be downloaded by students at home. In addition to the resources are many different teaching methods and revision activities to prepare students for their formal assessments.