Are you interested in Computers and how they work? Would you like to develop the ability to create computer programs? Would you like to gain skills in one of the biggest economic growth industries in Northern Ireland?
Digital technology incorporates aspects of Computer Science and Information Technology. It explores how we can use technology to create, store, process, analyse and present information in a digital context. This includes computer architecture, networks, web technology, digital media, programming tools and software applications.
Key Stage Three
KS3 ICT focuses on empowering our students with the foundation skills needed to progress in the modern digital world. The curriculum is designed with a clear progression of skills in mind. Through their first three years at Saint Kevin's, our Students learn presentation skills, spreadsheets and publishing skills. Students are also introduced to programming and web design. Throughout KS3, all Students are encouraged to further explore their interest in ICT through our after school coding club.
Key Stage Four
The GCSE in Digital Technology is unique in the UK. Students choose either Route A: Multimedia or Route B: Programming; based on this, the qualification they achieve is either GCSE Digital Technology (Multimedia) or GCSE Digital Technology (Programming).
Key Stage Five
As well as having the opportunity to progress on to A Level Digital Technology the ICT Department also offers Creative Media at KS5. The Creative Industries are a fast-growing area of the economy and are essential to economic success. Northern Ireland and the UK have an established reputation in these industries. The study of Creative Media creates a pathway to a future career in a Creative Industries related field and develops critical transferrable skills for many careers.