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; https://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, Multimedia creation and Computer programming.
A number of pupils in Year 10 are being entered in for the 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.
Online Safety is a significant part of the whole school strategy to improve pupils independence to help make their own decisions and how to best react to the unpredictable online world. This is done through ICT lessons, GOAL time, assemblies, tutor time and in L4L (Learning 4 Life). All staff receive annual training about online saftey so they are best educated in how to respond to questions and the ever changing online world.