Using ICT at Key Stage 3
To use ICT effectively, pupils need to know the technical tools available to them and be able to use those tools to realise their ideas successfully.
Using ICT provides pupils with opportunities to develop and demonstrate their Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities.
Young people will use ICT skills throughout their lives, in commerce and industry, in science and research, and in entertainment and leisure pursuits.
In school, ICT forms a vital part of every pupil's developing knowledge, understanding and experience. Pupils need a broad range of experiences that reflect real-world uses of technology.
All teachers have a responsibility to provide pupils with experiences of using ICT appropriate to their subject. They should also help pupils to acquire and develop the skills necessary to become informed and responsible users of ICT.