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									                            Welcome to ICT Department
                                      @ Mayfield School

        ICT at Mayfield School
                                                    Forthcoming Courses:
ICT is not only an integral part of a business            AS/A2 Applied ICT (Single Award)
environment it is now an integral part of                 AS/A2 Applied ICT (Double Award)
everyday life. Within Mayfield School we place
                                                          BTEC National Award –
importance on learning a very broad range of
                                                           IT Practitioners
ICT and Computing skills that will prepare our
                                                           Equivalent to One A Level
students for both work and life in general.
                                                          BTEC National Certificate –
                                                           Software Development
                                                           Equivalent to Two A Levels
                                                          BTEC National Certificate –
                                                           Systems Support
                                                           Equivalent to Two A Levels

                                                       Teaching & Learning Resources

                                                   All our students have access to a range of ICT
                                                   and Computing resources in the department,
The ICT provision has developed significantly            modern text books
within Mayfield School. Over the past two                audio and visual learning resources
years Computing & ICT has developed at a                 classroom notes
tremendous rate, offering opportunities for              homework activities
students of all ages to develop their skills and         debates & forums
improve their qualifications.                            Moodle, our Virtual Learning
We have excellent ICT facilities which include
a completely networked site with 400               to achieve their full potential each year.
computers for pupil use.
                                                   All students and Staff are provided with an
The three ICT teaching suites are all fully        email address and they have access to the
equipped     with     multimedia computers,        school network from anywhere outside the
interactive whiteboards and data projectors.       school to assist them with both learning and
There is access to broadband Internet and a        teaching.   This    also  enables    efficient
host of software applications.                     communication with their teachers and the
                                                   school community.
All theory classrooms are equipped with at
least one computer and a digital projector.
Our teachers are enthusiastic, caring and
supportive. They are highly motivated and
experienced in their specialised subject areas.

        ICT & Computing Courses

At KS5, ICT and Computing Department offers
the following courses:

       AS ICT
       A2 ICT
       AS Computing
       A2 Computing
   Most Frequently Asked Questions                                  A practical project
                                                                     based upon a real
What is the difference between Computing                             problem, requiring
and ICT?                                                             and ICT solution
Computing is highly technical and includes                           using a Generic
topics such as internal structure of the                             Package.
computer systems, programming concepts and
communications and networking.
Computing is about creating information             Computing AS Level - AQA
                                                   Structure of the qualification
ICT concentrates on the gathering, storing,
processing, dissemination, and management          Modules
of information. It looks at how the information
                                                      Module 1: Computer Systems,
is used in organisations and the ways in which
ICT affect individuals, organisations and              Programming and Networking
society.                                               concepts
ICT is about using information systems.               Module 2: Principles of
What is the difference between ICT and                 Hardware, Software and
Applied ICT?                                           Applications
Applied ICT is similar to ICT, but is equivalent      Module 3: Coursework: Practical
to two A Levels. Applied ICT is a vocational           systems Development
course and is very practical.
                                                                    The Practical
                                                                     Exercise (Project)
 ICT AS Level - AQA                                                  using a
                                                                     Language and/ or
Structure of the qualification                                       a Generic
Modules                                                              Package.

     Module 1: Information: Nature,
      Role and Context                              Computing A2 Level - AQA
     Module 2: Information:
      Management and Manipulation                  Structure of the qualification
     Module 3: Coursework: The Use                Modules
      of Generic Application Software
                                                      Module 4: Processing and
      for Task Solution (Project)
                                                       Programming Techniques
                                                      Module 5: Advanced Systems
 ICT A2 Level - AQA                                    Development
                                                      Module 6: Coursework: The
Structure of the qualification
                                                       Practical Project using a
Modules                                                Programming Language and/ or
     Module 4: Information systems                    a Generic Package
      within Organisations
     Module 5: Information: Policies
      and Strategies for working with
      Information systems
     Module 6: Coursework: Use of
      Information systems for Problem
 Applied ICT AS Level                   IT Practitioners
 Single Award - AQA                     BTEC National Award
                                        Equivalent to One A Level - Edexcel
Structure of the qualification
Units                                   Structure of the qualification
                                        Core Units
   Unit 1: ICT and Society -
    Students complete an AQA–set           Communication and
    Assignment under controlled               Employability Skills for IT
    conditions                             Computer Systems
                                        Specialist Units
   Unit 2: ICT and Organisations           Advanced Database Skills
    - Students produce a portfolio of
    work to meet the assessment             Computer Architecture
    requirements for this unit              Website Production and
   Unit 3: Data Handling -                 Computer Animation
    Students produce a portfolio of
    work to meet the assessment         IT Practitioners –
    requirements for this unit
                                        Software Development
                                        BTEC National Certificate
 Applied ICT A2 Level                   Equivalent to Two A Level - Edexcel
 Double Award - AQA

                                        Structure of the qualification
Structure of the qualification          Core Units
                                           Communication and
   Unit 4: ICT Solutions -                   Employability Skills for IT
    Students produce a portfolio of
    work to meet the assessment            Computer Systems
    requirements for this unit             Information Systems
                                           Principles of Software Design
   Unit 5: Fundamentals of                   and Development
    Programming - Students              Specialist Units
    produce a portfolio of work to
                                            Advanced Database Skills
    meet the assessment
    requirements for this unit              Advanced Spreadsheet Skills
                                            Computer Architecture
   Unit 7: Creating a Website -            Developing Computer Games
    Students produce a portfolio of         Event Driven Programming
    work to meet the assessment
                                            Website Production and
    requirements for this unit
                                            Computer Animation
                                            e-Commerce
 IT Practitioners –
 Systems Support
 BTEC National Certificate
 Equivalent to Two A Level - Edexcel

Structure of the qualification
Core Units
   Communication and
                                                 MAYFIELD SCHOOL
      Employability Skills for IT        Pedley Road, Dagenham, Essex. RM8
   Computer Systems                                    1XE
   Information Systems
                                              Telephone: 020-8590 5211
   IT Technical Support                         Fax: 020-8597 5729
Specialist Units
    IT Systems Analysis and Design
    Communication Technologies
    Computer Architecture                 Headteacher: Mr. Andy Rehling
    Human Computer Interaction
    Maintaining Computer Systems      Mayfield School always welcomes students
                                       from other schools with commitment and
    Network Management                determination to succeed. Good Luck.
    Installing and Upgrading
    Networked Systems Security

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