• Offer various courses to students depending on their entry date
  • To offer the same qualifications at Mary Astell Academy
  • To offer short and long term courses
  • To provide students with ICT knowledge which can prepare them for working life
  • To complete a baseline assessment and offer personalised courses
  • To work through the core qualifications starting with EL3 in Year 9, 10 or 11
  • Have the ability to offer transferable qualifications

When students arrive at Mary Astell Academy their academic ability in ICT is assessed. The data collected from this assessment, combined with information received from previous schools, helps identify the suitable qualification pathway for each individual student.

Courses currently offered:

Year 9 – BCS Computer and Online Basics (EL3)

  • Key components of the computer
  • Key components of operating systems
  • Identify and use software
  • Use an online ICT system
  • Use search engines
  • Use emails to communicate and exchange information

Year 10 – BCS E-Safety Award (Level 1)

  • Benefits and risks of using the Internet
  • Report and respond to e-safety issues
  • Protect yourself and your computer online
  • Legal issues of downloading from the internet

Year 11 – ECDL IT Application Skills (Level 2) 

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Improving productivity
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