Digital Literacy

Aims

The aim of the digital literacy subject is to support those pupils that require a little more help in using IT.  It primarily focuses on using the basic skills that you would need to use IT in day to day life. This gives pupils the opportunity to ‘catch up’ before they reach key stage 4.

 

Curriculum Overview

Unit 1- E-Safety

Unit 2- Using Microsoft Word

Unit 3- Using Microsoft Excel

Unit 4- Using Microsoft PowerPoint

Teaching methods and student organisation

Pupils that are in these groups have been identified as pupils that need extra help using IT.  Year 7 and 8 have Digital Literacy twice a fortnight and year 9 have 3 hours a fortnight.

How can you help your child?

Pupils are set homework every other week that has clear focus and is relevant to the work that they are doing in lessons.  It may help to sit down with your child and go through the homework so that they can reinforce what they have learnt during the lesson.  This will enable them to