ICT

The demand is on for ICT professionals right now! Hundreds of exciting, and fun careers are available every year in ICT.

The demand is on for ICT professionals right now! Hundreds of exciting, and fun careers are available every year in ICT.

ICT & Telecoms is at the heart of every sector in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is recognised as a world leader in Software Development. 28,000 people in Northern Ireland are currently employed in the ICT & Telecoms Industry.

By the year 2020, the demand for software professionals is forecast to grow by 42%. There is a need for 2,300 new entrants a year into ICT & Telecoms professional job roles in Northern Ireland.

Growth within ICT & Telecoms is currently 8 times faster than the average throughout Northern Ireland

 

Reasons for a young person to consider a career in IT

  • Highly attractive salaries and conditions
  • An unprecedented range of employment opportunities both within and outside N Ireland
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • The IT sector is forecast to grow considerably in the next 5 – 10 years and beyond so there will be lots of jobs in the future.
  • A wide range of pathways to access a career in IT currently available including fully funded Higher Level Apprenticeships.
  • A fast paces and exciting environment which offers experience of a range of industries and markets.
  • A realistic opportunity for your son/daughter to put their skills and qualifications to use as part of a dynamic global industry.

 

Here at Cambridge House Grammar School, we recognise the importance of ICT in employment and aim to provide all pupils with the opportunity to sample a wide range of applications of ICT in a variety of stimulating contexts.

 

Staff

  • Mr. M. Bell - Head of Department
  • Mrs. J. Jordan
  • Mr. L. Forrest

 

Curriculum

Our KS3 ICT programme is designed to be multifaceted. It not only aims to provide pupils with the necessary ICT skills required for GCSE Digital Technology, but also to empower them with the necessary skills, understanding and confidence to make appropriate and effective use of ICT in other subject areas of the curriculum.

The purpose of KS3 ICT classes is to

  • enable pupils to become familiar with ICT resources which may be used in other subject areas to enhance the nature and quality of learning;
  • ensure that pupils have the appropriate basic ICT skills and competence to use them in learning in other subject areas;
  • promote literacy, numeracy, communication, information handling and independent learning skills;
  • prepare pupils for learning, living and working in the ‘information age’;
  • prepare pupils for study of Digital Technology as an academic subject at GCSE level and beyond.
  • give pupils experience using the breadth of software applications required for GCSE Digital Technology / Level 2 Certificate in ICT
  • allow pupils to make an informed choice on whether to choose to study Digital Technology or Level 2 Certificate in ICT at GCSE.

Pupils will study ICT as a discrete subject for 1 period per week in KS3 (Years 8, 9 and 10).

 

At KS4 Pupils have the choice of studying:

Click on any course above for further information.