The ICT/Computing department at Stony Dean offers a vibrant, unique and practical learning experience for all students offering exciting and engaging lessons which will inspire our students and suit their individual needs. Students often arrive at Stony Dean with very little or limited ICT/Computing skills, so it is our job to engage and motivate them. We have recently just updated our ICT suite so pupils ICT/Computing knowledge is compatible with that of home or workplace. The aim of our department is to allow pupils to become confident and self-assured when using a computer and that they have the necessary skills available to use a computer in the employable world. By pupils attending their ICT/Computing lessons they will obtain essential skills that will help them in employed and everyday life.
We are also accredited with CEOP and a number of staff are qualified to teach pupils about E-Safety through a number of different media and resources. Please refer to the link below regarding to CEOP and the resources used.If you would like to visit the CEOP website please visit https://www.ceop.police.uk/.
Please use the Stony Dean School reporting form. It can be found here; http://stonydean.bucks.sch.uk/reporting-e-safety-incident/
KS3 consists of pupils learning the basics of Microsoft Office, Game Design, E-Safety, E-mail and the Internet, Staying safe around computers, Website Design and Multimedia creation and Computer programming.
A number of pupils in Year 10 are being entered in for a brand new qualification here at Stony Dean School, Cambridge National Level 1/2 in ICT. This consists of coursework and an exam. Other pupils in Year 10 will be entered in for WJEC entry level 3 qualification in ICT, this consists of four pieces of coursework (Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint) and no exams.
Year 12 and 13 pupils are entered in for ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) qualifications. A number of pupils who are more able and have a fond knowledge of ICT will be entered in for a level 2 qualification (ECDL Extra). This unit allows pupils to understand how specific programs (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) are used in the employable world. In addition to this pupils will learn how to improve productivity through the use of ICT (Shortcuts etc). Pupils who cannot access this qualification will be entered in for an Entry Level (Computer and Online Basics), which covers the fundamentals of ICT and Business ICT.