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Years 12 & 13

Examination Success

BTEC options at Key stage 5 have proven to be a very popular choice for the students at Colton Hills School.

BTEC National Results have been 100% successful since starting this course in 2006.

This course is 100% practical. All tasks are based on real life situations and wherever possible students work with professional people. The practical course move from Advance Database Skills to Website Design, Technical Support to Maintaining Computer Systems.


Results this year surpassed all expectation and resulted in the following: Entries 14

Distinction 13

Merit 1

Pass 0

Applied GCSE results for Year 11 students were:


69% A* - C 100% A* - G A fantastic year for ALL students who studied for Information Communication Technology exams. Well Done!



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INTRODUCTION The ICT department at Colton Hills Community School has grown rapidly over recent years enjoying two new computer suites and outstanding examination success at KS4 and KS5.

OFSTED inspection in October 2006 judged the overall effectiveness of ICT as Good, Teaching and Learning ‘Good’ and Leadership and Management as ‘Good’.

Years 8 & 9

Years 10 & 11

The ICT curriculum at this level

All students will study for a new qualification ‘Functional Skills’. This qualification is necessary for any students who wishes to enter Post 16 education.

ICT develops students’ independent learning skills and their confidence, and provides a variety of ways for them to present and share their knowledge and ideas. The subject supports communication and collaborative working with others in the school, in the local community, and across the globe. Through exploring and developing ideas and assessing work critically, students learn to reflect on and analyse their own and others’ work and the world around them.

Functional Skills is a two year course that is assessed by a terminal examination.

Departmental Aims: The aim of the ICT department is to ensure that all pupils of both genders and all abilities within the school receive their National Curriculum entitlement for ICT. To help us meet our aims we have the following structure: pupils in Years 8 and 9 have one 50 minute lesson of ICT per week pupils in Years 10 and 11 have one lesson of ICT per week and also have the option of choosing a BTEC First qualification in IT students at KS5 have the option of studying a BTEC National qualification in IT.

BTEC First in IT This popular course is offered to all students as an option in Year 10 and 11. The course is 100% practical. All work is based on real life situations. Students produce portfolio evidence for six units of work.

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