Information and Communication Technology

Year 7

Following the KS3 computing national curriculum, students learn about E-Safety, how computers work, process data, binary coding, the CPU and input and output devices, in order to gain an insight into computer systems and their uses. Students also get an introduction to Python programming language and learn how to use Microsoft 365 presentation, spreadsheets, website development, app inventor and word processing software to build valuable IT skills for their future. As well, students are encouraged to make full use of the ICT facilities at lunchtimes and after school at homework club in order to complete work from other subjects.

Year 8

Following the KS3 computing national curriculum, the subject areas include E-Safety, understanding computers, how data is stored and the CPU. This ensures students are building on their knowledge of computer systems from previous year studies. Students also continue developing skills in Python programming and their use of Microsoft 365 software applications, such as drawing, spreadsheets, website development, app inventor and word processing to maintain valuable IT skills for their future. As well, students are encouraged to make full use of the ICT facilities at lunchtimes and after school at homework club in order to complete work from other subjects.

Year 9 

Following certain aspects of the GCSE computing and ICT national qualifications, students learn about the fundamentals of computers systems, understanding computers, how data is represented and the CPU. Students also continue using Microsoft 365 software applications such as, presentations, spreadsheets, website development, word processing, filming and app inventor. These creative and business IT skills will prove valuable in further education, apprenticeships or to employers in business. As well, students are encouraged to make full use of the computer rooms at lunchtimes and after school at homework club in order to complete work from other subjects.

Updated March 2020


Year 9

will be doing the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence). Which is now recognized world wide as a good qualification, valued by colleges, universities and employers. They will cover spreadsheets, databases and word processing software. They will also do E-Safety unit.

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School Update

Over the summer holidays we are continuing to conduct virtual tours and meetings for parents and children considering St. Dominic’s Priory School.

Due to the opening of our brand new, state of the art teaching building, we have places available across a number of year groups for September 2020.

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