King Richard III College is one of the best British Schools in Mallorca (Majorca) offering a bilingual education to all students in both Primary and Secondary School.
ICT is a vital part of each pupil’s life and through the British curriculum in Spain we aim to enhance the pupils’ experience. At our international school in Mallorca (Majorca), Spain, we offer opportunities for a bilingual education where pupils can:
- Gain rapid access to ideas and experience from a wide range of people, communities and cultures due to the fact that we are an international school in Mallorca (Majorca), Spain.
- Develop, maintain and stimulate their curiosity, interest and enjoyment in ICT at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.
- Develop transferable skills and informed opinions about ICT and to be able to support them by reasonable arguments.
At King Richard III College all bi-lingual students have access to ICT through our state of the art computer network which uniquely functions on both Windows and Mac operating systems to ensure the broadest possible learning experience.
Key Stage 3
The department uses its own innovative and engaging scheme of work for the delivery of ICT in Years 7, 8 and 9, which is fully compliant with the British National Curriculum framework.
Year 7 & 8 students complete six different units that build on their ICT skills by looking at a variety of software applications: Presenting information, Data Modelling (Spreadsheets), Data handling (Databases) and using Computer Control (Flowcharts), Web Design and Creation and also computer Control whilst also investigating the wider aspects of ICT.
In Year 9, students put their acquired knowledge, skills and understanding of computers to use by working in a wide range of contexts designed to engage, enthuse and emulate real-life situations. They will use the computers to research, plan and manage their own work and create interactive and printed finished products.
Key Stage 4
During ICT at Key Stage 4 students have the opportunity to study the ICT International GCSE qualification following the University of Cambridge International Examination Board’s ICT IGCSE specification. This qualification is divided into the theoretical (knowledge and understanding) elements of the course, (Paper 1) 40% of the final mark and also a practical elements of the course (Papers 2 and 3), which make up 60% of the final mark. The IGCSE ICT examination is designed to prepare students for A-Level study and also equip them with skills for further education or employment.
Key Stage 5
For ICT at Key Stage 5 the course that is offered to our sixth form students in Years 12 and 13 is the Advanced GCE in ICT. This course involves the students completing 6 units of work, 3 over each year of sixth form. In Year 12 they cover units based on the Information Age, the Digital Economy and Spreadsheet applications.
In Year 13 they cover wider topics such as Using Database Software, Managing ICT Projects and also Using Multimedia Software. These units are particularly beneficial as they build on the majority of students’ key skills that they will need when they go into the world of work or higher education in the future.