- Business Studies
- Design and Technology
- Drama / Performing Arts
- Government & Politics
- Progress Centre
- Modern Foreign Languages
Details will be sent out nearer the date.
Details will be sent out nearer the date.
There will be a presentation
There will be a presentation by Mr Curran (Deputy Headteacher) and Ms Pearce (Head of Year 10) to further clarify the changes from letters to numbers in our new GCSE’s, especially following the last set of data reports sent home.
They will also explain the difference between Predicted (PRED) and working now at (WNA) grades.
To help you understand these changes and to share with you some things you can do to help your son with English, Mathematics and Science we would like to invite you to a talk on the evening of Tuesday 23 May.
The venue for this meeting is the LRC in the 6th Form Building. There will be a 20-minute presentation followed by questions and answers from Mr Curran and Ms Pearce at 6pm and this will be repeated at 7pm.
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RR6, Rutlish School
Mostyn Road, Merton, SW19 3LJ
(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Watery Lane, Merton, London SW20 9AD
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As a Maths & ICT Specialist School, the ICT department fulfils a significant role in the school. The department is located in the newest part of the school and occupies a range of 5 spacious and very well equipped, air-conditioned rooms. All ICT rooms are equipped with interactive white boards, scanners, printers and digital projectors. The facilities are excellent and the environment exudes a very professional feel. The teaching staff are specialist ICT teachers who work very hard to improve standards and deliver an interesting and stimulating curriculum.
The KS3 Curriculum
In year 7 students learn and apply the skills and capabilities as outlined in the New National Curriculum for ICT. In the autumn term students are introduced to the school’s network and Virtual Learning Environment. Students learn about E safety – how to stay safe when using the Internet – and create a short movie to advise younger students on this topic. Students continue to build their ICT skills throughout the year, by working on various projects that includes; programming using Berkley Logo, game design using Scratch, Data handling and Animation.
In year 8 students continue to build on the skills and knowledge they have acquired in year 7. In the autumn term students use PhotoPlus/ Photoshop to manipulate images, using a variety of design tools. Students continue to build their ICT skills throughout the year, by working on various projects that includes; web design using WebPlus x 6/ HTML coding in Notepad and Spreadsheet modelling. For two terms of the year students learn how to program using Python and they learn the basics of Computer Science theory.
In year 9 students continue to build on the skills and knowledge they have acquired in year 8. Students prepare for GCSE ICT/Computer Science by working on two programming units with a focus on the Python programming language. For the remainder of the year students’ work on an integrated project, based on a business scenario, which incorporates all the software and skills students have learned in KS 3. Students develop their project management skills and learn the importance of house style in order to create business documents that are fit for purpose.
Key Stage 4 Options
GCE ICT – 1 GCSE
Pupils study the EDEXCEL GCSE ICT syllabus. The course consists of Controlled assessments (60%) and a theory paper (40%). Pupils build on their skills of software such as Ms Word, Ms Access, Serif WebPlus, Serif Movie Plus, Serif DrawPlus/Photoshop, Ms PowerPoint and Ms Excel. They learn how to apply ICT to real life situations, manipulate and present information for specific purposes and audiences. Pupils are awarded 1 GCSE.
CiDA – equivalent to 1 GCSE
CiDA is a Level 2 qualification in Digital Applications, providing full A* – C equivalence. Students study two Units: Unit 1: Developing Web Products (25%) and Unit 2: Creative Multimedia (75%). Unit 1 is an externally assessed practical exam. Students create an E- portfolio to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in the units mentioned above. In this course students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to work with information effectively and productively. There are no formal written exams.
GCE Computer Science – 1 GCSE
Pupils study the OCR Computer Science syllabus. The course consists of Controlled assessments (60%) and a theory paper (40%). Within the controlled assessment unit students do two tasks: A research task given by the exam board and 3 Programming tasks. Pupils are awarded 1 GCSE.
Key Stage 5
Pupils study the OCR GCE in APPLIED ICT syllabus. This course has been designed to introduce students to work-related learning and equip them with the skills they will need in the workplace or in further education and training.
Students study the following topics:
G040: Using ICT to communicate
G041: How Organisations use ICT
G042: ICT solutions for individuals and society
G048: Working to a brief
G049: Numerical modelling using spreadsheets
G053: Web design
Mrs L Slabber
Head of ICT