CAMBRIDGE COMPUTING: ICT STARTERS

Grade 4 to Grade 7

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is part of the educational experience of children at MCS. ICT is regarded as a new ‘literacy’, alongside reading, writing and numeracy. ICT is taught as a discrete subject. All children have 2 lessons per week with a specialist teacher.  Cambridge ICT Starters is designed to introduce students, within Primary and Lower Secondary Education, to the key ICT applications they need to acquire that literacy and to understand the impact of technology on our daily lives.

Students use ICT to communicate, handle information, model and control. They develop key ICT skills in a range of applications including: word processing, computer graphics, databases, spread sheets, email, internet, presentations, video/animation and web authoring. Through Cambridge ICT Starters, students learn ICT practical skills and learn to consider wider issues such as adapting their work according to the audience and internet safety.

Students start with Initial Steps moving on to Next Steps. Initial Steps includes starting with text, images, graphs, control, searches and even e-mail. Next Steps continues exploring documents, images, spread sheets and multimedia.