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Core ICT - Key Stage 4. Monitoring across school

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by madcat, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. madcat

    madcat Occasional commenter

    We've never had a KS4 course of any description and no one - i'll state that again - no one has ever asked to see my carefully crafted cross curricular subject/skills map
    ditto for assessment; tracking; reporting etc.
    I wouldn't lose too much sleep over it..Produce a basic 'subject to skills' map and If anyone does ever ask , just say that it is a work in progress that will be completed when the new NC, EBac; GCSE; iGCSE syllabuses 'bed in' i.e. sometime never
    Spend your time instead, more usefully, looking at subject specialist software which can not only deepen the students' skills base but will also enhance the subjects they are studying - Autograph; photoshop; Sketchup, PIC control; data logging; garage band/sibellius; GIS/Google earth; movie maker, prezzi, google apps etc etc.
    All of these give students a whole range of data handling /communciation/control skills which are just a valid (if not more so) that basic office apps.

    I've found that Depts now use ICT not because I've said they have to, but because they can see the role that it can play in their subject area. Indeed now, a few years down the line, they are the ones driving the software in use across school and in fact are also changing what we do at KS3 in ICT.


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