Information and Communications Technology

Students at Bedlington Academy tell us that they find information and communications technology (ICT) enjoyable, but at the same time challenging. We are committed to teaching computing, digital literacy, and information technology, thereby providing our students with valuable skills they will use in the future.

ICT is vibrant in Year 7 and 8 and offers a challenge at Key Stages 4 and 5.

A high-quality ICT education equips students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Students are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through a varying programme of topics.

Building on this knowledge and understanding students are encouraged to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content.

ICT also ensures that students become digitally literate - able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

What has been happening in the department recently?

Each year students have the opportunity to attend an ICT trip to London during December. Taking in sights like the Houses of Parliament, Warner Bros Studio Tour, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussauds and many more!

I enjoy my ICT lessons. I am encouraged to explore how software works to solve problems.
Year 7 student
I am challenged in my ICT lessons and have developed my ICT skills and knowledge so that I can use them in other ways when using digital media.
Year 9 student