ICT Staff closely monitor all students, but
are particularly vigilant in identifying students that demonstrate ICT capability
significantly above that expected for their age.
Pupils who are gifted in ICT are likely
- Learn and apply new ICT techniques
- Use initiative to exploit the
potential of more advanced features of ICT tools
- Transfer and apply ICT skills
and techniques confidently in new contexts
- Explore independently beyond
the given breadth of an ICT topic
- Initiate ideas and solve problems,
use ICT effectively and creatively, develop systems that meet personal needs
Control Systems: At this stage students are introduced
to Control Systems and the concepts of Flowcharts and Sequencing Diagrams.
Gifted students are expected and identified by their ability to use their
initiative to exploit the potential of the Flowol Software by controlling more outputs and motors within
particular mimics and identifying opportunities for further controls, such
as designing their own flowcharts to control the bridge lights mimic to control
traffic using more or less delays depending on traffic flow.
ICT Systems: Students at this stage are expected
to design and build a system for monitoring and recording sales in a garden
centre. Gifted students can recognise the potential of a database and tend
to explore the possibility of using more tables to record stock details for
At this stage students are expected to build upon
their knowledge of control systems and introduce motors, counters and data
loggers into their flowcharts in order to enhance control of the mimics. Gifted
students can use their prior knowledge to explore the use control of the mimics
beyond what is expected in this topic.
Students are expected to show understanding of
the technical specifications of Personal Computers. Gifted students will already
have a good understanding of technical specifications. Gifted students are
expected to transfer their skills from spreadsheets to presenting a document
that compares a variety of computers (available on the current market) and
appraises pros and cons of particular machines.
Gifted students are expected to use source codes
from websites to enhance their own website.
Gifted students should be using digital cameras
and available musical software to create their own sounds and images for their
A range of digital filming
equipment is available to allow gifted students to explore ICT beyond the
A suite of 24 computers
is available during break and lunchtime. Computers are also available in the
There are four ICT technicians
and they are available for consultation from all students. Many students use
this resource readily