“ICT expands horizons by shrinking worlds”
David Brown, Chairman, Motorola Ltd
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) prepares students to participate in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are transformed by technology.
Students use ICT tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. Students learn how to employ ICT to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures. The Academy has industry standard ICT facilities in all areas.
As a CISCO and Apple Academy, students have the opportunity to gain qualifications in network engineering. This gives students a significant advantage in the job market as well as when they apply to further / higher education.
The ICT Mark is a national accreditation scheme, which recognizes schools for their achievements in reaching a standard of excellence in their use of technology. The mark is a celebration of success recognizing whole school improvement of ICT and enabling learners to celebrate their use of ICT proficiently. In achieving the ICT mark the Academy has raised the awareness within the community of good practice which gives parents confidence that technology is being used effectively. Ultimately the recognition the mark provides for commitment to hard work and continued improvement provides the opportunity to be seen as a centre of excellence.
ICT is clearly embedded in the school vision and the school’s plans. The Leigh Technology Academy has developed clear policies to embed ICT across the school as a means of improving teaching and learning and raising student outcomes. There have been significant improvements in recent years, which are supported by the whole school community and are providing strong foundations for further development and improvement.
The Leigh Technology Academy has helped develop teaching and learning in the classroom by:
- Creating Key stage 3 schemes of work that are challenging and allow students to express opinions and research through a number of methods.
- Year 9 Options allow our students to choose from extra Multimedia, Graphics or Games Authoring.
- At Key stage 5 students are again offered a variety of AS and A Level courses ranging from Applied ICT, Computing, Creative iMedia and BTEC ICT.
- ICT at The Leigh Technology Academy continues to achieve remarkable results at all Key Stages.