Key Stage 3
Students at Ricards Lodge are taught that computers are a tool; a means to an end. It is important to understand the role that computers play in our modern, hi-tech society. Students also learn the knowledge, and develop the key skills, that they will need if they choose to continue studying IT in Years 10 and 11.
During Key Stage 3 students learn to: make computer games and animations; design and build websites; understand the binary notation system; create algorithms to solve computational problems; write simple computer programmes in several languages; efficiently use word-processing, presentation and DTP software; produce digital graphics to enhance and improve communication & presentation; design and manipulate spreadsheet models; use relational databases to store, edit, query and retrieve information; and safely and effectively use the internet for research