The ICT Department

Computers are like a bicycle for our minds. — Bill Gates

The digital world is ever-evolving and now impacts on virtually every area of our lives – in work, in education and in our day-to-day social interaction. At Peponi, we provide the Year 9s with a foundation in computer use. Pupils are taught how to successfully use Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher.

At IGCSE the CIE syllabus encourages pupils to develop lifelong ICT skills. Pupils develop and consolidate their knowledge, skills and understanding in ICT and are made aware of new and emerging technologies. The syllabus contains three main components, two of which are practical and one written.

The pupil of A Level CIE Information Technology (IT) develops an understanding of how computers are used to solve a wide range of problems. Pupils investigate a variety of different computers, and also look at the ways that computers are organised in terms of software, data, hardware, communications and people. Learners develop the skills necessary to apply their understanding to the development of computer-based solutions. As they progress, they learn about the main principles of systems analysis and design, looking at different methods of problem formulation, and the planning of solutions. They also consider systematic methods of solution implementation, testing and documentation. The syllabus contains four main components, two of which represent the AS course and two of which represent the A2 course; there are no choices with the components.

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