ICT

KS4 Content

Living in a digital world

In this unit students explore how digital technology impacts on the lives of individuals, organisations and society.

They learn about current and emerging digital technologies and the issues raised by their use in a range of contexts (learning and earning, leisure, shopping and money management, health and wellbeing and on the move). They develop awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure and responsible practice.

Using digital tools

This is a practical unit. Students broaden and enhance their ICT skills and capability. They work with a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts. They learn to reflect critically on their own and others’ use of ICT and to adopt safe, secure and responsible practice.


Knowledge and understanding

Current and emerging technologies and their impact on individuals, organisations and society

A range of ICT tools and techniques and the ways they are used in different contexts to develop ideas and solve problems

Legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental implications of the use of ICT for individuals, organisations and society

Issues of risk, safety, security, and responsible use of ICT

Collaborative working

The use of ICT to support


Skills

Think creatively, logically and critically

Select, use and integrate ICT tools and techniques to meet needs

Find, select and evaluate information for its relevance, value, accuracy and plausibility

Manipulate and process data and other information, sequence instructions, model situations and explore ideas

Communicate data and information in a form fit for purpose and audience

Adopt safe, secure and responsible practice when using ICT

Aevelop appropriate and effective ICT-based solutions in a range of contexts

Evaluate their own and others’ use of ICT.


Approaches

  • independent study
  • decision making
  • pair work
  • group work
  • presentations
  • modelling
  • evaluating
  • enquiry
  • discussions
  • educational visits
  • online tutorials
  • VLE based learning
  • creative solutions
  • use of current and emerging technologies
  • debating legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental issues raised by ICT
  • collaborative project work
  • recognising potential risks *developing safe, secure and responsible practice