Computing and ICT
ICT at Rushcroft Foundation School aims to develop students’ digital literacy, information technology and computer science skills. We aim to equip students for the challenges of the 21st century in ways that will allow them to develop into independent, critical developers and users of technologies.
We aim to ensure students develop into digital citizens, where they will be able to effectively and critically find, use, evaluate, create and communicate information using a range of digital technologies. Students will learn how to apply computer skills purposefully and creatively to design and develop multimedia resources. They will also be taught computer science, how digital systems work, how they are designed and programmed, and the fundamental principles of information and computation.
Students at KS3 attend a one hour ICT lesson per week, during which they will be introduced to computers science to create digital technology and software for themselves, for example designing and creating games. They will also gain the mastery of technical skills and their purposeful and creative application in their learning and everyday life.
Currently at KS4 students opt to study Computer Science or the Certificate in Digital Applications. These are highly popular and successful courses that give students the opportunity to boost their computing skills and further develop their skills as independent and creative thinkers.
We are a well-equipped school with four specialist computer suites, several subject specific computer rooms and wireless portable devices.
We provide extracurricular opportunities at lunchtime and after school to further enhance students’ learning and to ensure their inquisitiveness into the future of our digital world can be fulfilled.