ICT is concerned with the acquisition of ‘knowledge skills and understanding’ and these are identified within four aspects of the ICT programme in which pupils/students find progress. These are: finding things out; developing ideas and making things happen; exchanging and sharing information; reviewing, modifying and evaluating work as it progresses. At St. Joseph’s these skills develop and progress through the key stages to 16+ equipping the pupils/students with skills to support the world of work and leisure.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT|) prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology. Pupils/students use ICT tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. They learn how to employ ICT to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures. Increased capability in the use of ICT promotes initiative and independent learning, with pupils being able to make informed judgments about when and where to use ICT to best effect, and to consider its implications for home and work both now and in the future.