We are an 11-16 Academy School situated in the beautiful countryside in West Worcestershire and serve a wide catchment area.
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Fri 6 Dec. 2013
Tickets for the Talent Show on Thurs. 19th December are now on sale in Reception. £4.00 adults and
Handwarmers are being sold at lunchtime on the concourse today. If you would like one they are £1.00 each.
*Christmas Disco tickets on sale on the concourse at lunchtime (Y7-9 only) - £3 - Tues. 17th December 7.00-9.15pm. Your parents can also pay online using Parent Pay.
Raffle tickets on sale on the concourse at lunchtime today - £1.00 per strip (5 tickets). Lots of lovely prizes to be won.
A Phone was found yesterday, see Reception if you have lost a phone.
Tanzanian visitor arriving Monday lunchtime. ALL World Challengers to meeting in the Conference room at 1.15 pm Monday.
Gymnastics until 4.30pm
YEAR 7: none
All students going to Nettlecombe (Geog trip) Rm 4 at break for a quick meeting - 10.55 prompt please.
8Woo must have reading material for Form time today.
YEAR 9 : none
Paris trip is now confirmed as on! Thank you to all Y10's who have applied for a place and been patient while details were completed. More info. to follow in the new year - Mr Aydon.
YEAR 11: none
Stay Safe By Clicking Me!
Throughout the time in Year 7 all students get the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in a variety of software applications within a selection of contexts, plus gain an appreciation for hardware and how a computer works.
Year 7 Course Content
All students are required to complete the benchmark assessment activities at the start of the year for each subject. This requires each individual to work through a set series of tasks using different software applications, to demonstrate their prior knowledge and understanding of the subject. This then gives us a level of which to base their future progress within the school.
At present the ICT department produces 2 core tasks, using spreadsheets, slide shows, internet explorer and file management. Within the 2 lessons allocated for this assessment students are required to work through each task. See link below for the tasksheet given in class. In addition to this students are also asked to do an Audit of their current capabilities and knowledge to establish their prior learning.
Within their first unit of work the students are required to produce a website based on a current affair happening at that time in the press i.e. The Olympics or A Major Weather incident. In this piece of work they must consider the appropriateness of the content to suit a specific audience and plan their work in detail, looking at the key multimedia elements (sound, video, animation, images and text), content to suit the audiences needs and the layout of each page with a clear navigational structure. All students must ensure their work is fit for purpose, before refining and re-drafting in line with self and peer assessment.
The second unit of work that Year 7 are studying is a database unit. They are required to learn the basic terminology and content of a database, using MS Access. They are required to learn how to enter, edit, query and report basic information themed around a Poice Investigation Project.
The fifth unit of work for the students, requires them looking a different programming software to learn the basic concepts of sequencing and ordering instructions.
For this unit students predominantly use Scratch as the software application, with extension work in Planet Kodu.
Students are able to download the Scratch software for free via the internet, however there are further applications for extension work available on the school network also.
In this unit, students consider how to write basic programme language to create an automated sequence. They are required to make a basic computer game for a specific audience, planning each stage and outcome.