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IT Department Staff

Mr M Lavery (Head of IT)

Miss D Osborne

Why Study IT?

As the IT sector, both within and outside of Northern Ireland is currently experiencing an unprecedented range of employment opportunities, with further growth projected, we have taken steps to evolve our schemes of work to better meet the demands of both, KS4 study and indeed the workplace.  This means that our programme of study at KS3, not only teaches pupils how to make the best use of information technology, but also is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, how they are designed and programmed and how to apply computational thinking and creativity to be active participants in a digital world. 

KS3 IT Course Details

Year 8 Knowledge

  • File Structure & Storage; Google Drive

  • Word Processing; Google Docs

  • Interactive Presentations; Google Slides

  • VLE; Google Classroom

  • E-Safety

Year 9 Knowledge

  • Spreadsheets; Google Sheets

  • Internet Research

  • Animation

  • Microbit

  • E-safety

​Year 10 Knowledge

  • HTML

  • Python

  • Photoshop

  • Computational Thinking

  • E-safety

“The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before.”

– Bill Gates

Image by Scott Graham

Career Options

IT can lead to many fulfilling careers. These include:

  • AutoCAD Drafter

  •  Chief Information Officer

  •  Cloud Engineer

  •  Computer Animator

  •  Computer Programmer

  •  Computer Scientist

  •  Computer Systems Analyst

  •  Database Administrator

  •  Data Scientist

  •  DevOps Engineer

  •  Graphic Designer

  •  Hardware Engineer

  •  Health Information Technician

  •  Help Desk Technician

  •  IT Manager

  •  IT Project Manager

  •  IT Security Specialist

  •  Mobile App Developer

  •  Network Administrator

  •  Network Architect

  •  Robotics Engineer

  •  Software Engineer

  •  User Interface Developer

  •  Video Game Designer

  •  Web Developer

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