At The Braybrook Centre we aim for the students to be confident and independent in the use and apply of Information Technology skills to support and extend their learning. We develop a culture where the use of ICT (information, communication and technology) becomes second nature to our pupils, thus ensuring they are ready and able to embrace the technological advances of the future. We Believe that IT Skills are a major factor in enabling students to be confident, creative and independent learners, it helps develop the skills to use new technologies in everyday life.
There is a key emphasis on learning skills for computing; these will including programming, debugging and exchanging information using leading standard software programs. Students are taught how to access information, evaluate its suitability, store it, share it with others and tailor it to meet their own needs. Student’s study a range of topics from handling data, numerical modelling and programming concepts to enhance their skillset to prepare them for a more in depth study in KS3 leading to KS4.
Students also learn how to communicate effectively in a range of ways whilst targeting specific audiences. Digital Literacy is a key part of the curriculum, with students learning how to use ICT safely – through e-safety sessions on topics such as cyberbullying or keeping information safe. Students are encouraged to be hands on with projects such as disassembling and assembling a computer. Making robots and programming them with the correct language so that it does what you intend. Learning ICT so it makes their life a lot easier and allows them to transfer skills to other subject areas such Design, Math’s & English, Art and even Music. This Subject will allow students to strengthen their knowledge in current and future technologies.