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Marlborough Academy: Open Evening

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Rahul Miah

on 24 September 2012

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By Rahul Miah Marlborough School
Academy Last year 100% of KS4 students attained an A*-C grade at the end of the course. Many of these managed to attain a double award. At KS5 A’Level results were excellent - on average students achieved 1.2 grades higher than their target grades. Pass rates in the Level 2 Functional Skills examination sat by Year 9 students was more than twice the national average. In Key Stage 3 ICT is taught as a discrete subject to Years 7, 8 and 9. Students are taught for two lessons per fortnight. Lessons are planned around the Capability Framework for ICT, the main aim of which is to enable students to acquire and sharpen skills in various software packages used around the school and in the world of work. By the end of Year 7 the students are confidence, autonomous users of the School Network and of all the standard office applications. In Key Stage 4 ICT is an optional discrete subject, although it is thoroughly mapped and firmly embedded into the learning within all subject areas. Those opting to study GCSE ICT will complete two units. The first, ‘Living in a Digital World’ provides them with the opportunity to explore how digital technology impacts on the lives of individuals, organizations and society. This accounts for 40% of the final mark and is assessed in a formal examination. The second unit, ‘Using Digital Tools’ is a practical unit in which students broaden and enhance their ICT skills. This unit accounts for 60% of the final mark and takes the form of a substantial controlled assessment. Here is an example of what ICT can do for you
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