ICT is the use of digital technology that already exists to help individuals and organisations use information. ICT covers any product that will store, retrieve, manipulate, transmit or receive information electronically in a digital form. ICT is also a key element in the way different users can collaborate and share ideas with each other.
At Lichfield Cathedral School, ICT offers a unique opportunity in the curriculum for pupils to identify and solve real problems by designing information and communication systems in a wide range of contexts relating to their personal interests. ICT develops pupil’s interdisciplinary skills and their capacity for imaginative, innovative thinking, creativity and independence. Pupils also undertake some opportunities to develop analytical and programming skills.
The use of ICT is encouraged throughout the curriculum, starting in Pre-School. These opportunities encourage the pupils to the use ICT in a variety of contexts and pupils are given opportunities to acquire competence in a breadth of ICT hardware and software including tablets, desktop computers, digital audio-visual equipment and cameras.
Students can study ICT at GCSE and A Level (both OCR) and Computer Science at A Level (OCR).