ICT and Computing

Information Communication Technology is a continually changing and expanding field in today's society. The importance of being digitally literate is high on most employers' agendas. At the Appleton School, ICT and its provisions enable students to get a good grounding in the skills required today. It is taught in all years as a discrete subject, as well as being used as a tool throughout the curriculum.

At Key Stage 3, students study units that cover:

  • Programming where students learn coding and put together sequences of instructions to control events and produce games. 
  • Creative Media that makes use of web design, animation graphics, presentation, video and sound software.
  • Digital Literacy that covers spreadsheets, databases, word processing, desktop publishing etc.
  • In Year 7 they also have the opportunity to study e-Safety and achieve the BCS Level 1 Award in e-Safety.

ICT and Computing are an popular optional subject at Key Stage 4 and The Appleton School currently offers GCSE (9-1) Computer Science, Cambridge IGCSE in ICT, Cambridge National Level 2 Certificate in Creative i-Media, BTEC Level 2 in Information and Creative Technology and BCS Level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application Skills.

The ICT syllabuses are designed to encourage students to develop a wide variety of skills within a 'real-life' context. From the first lesson they have to be aware of the audience and plan, design and test a solution fit for purpose.


If you have any queries regarding our Curriculum please contact Lesley Glover via or by using the Enquiry Form on the "school" link in the Contact tab above.