Tonypandy Community College continues to invest in state-of-the-art information and communications technology.

Thomas MilesThe ICT and Computing department are a part of the ICT faculty which also includes Business Studies.

The department gives students a vast and exciting curriculum from Year 7 to 13.

The College also works in partnership with the Microsoft Academy to further develop the education needs of our students.

The department gives students a vast and exciting curriculum from year 7 through to year 13. We offer not only ICT within the College but also computing.

Year 7
Students learn skills in ICT in a range of software packages ranging from Microsoft PowerPoint to Microsoft Access. These skills are developed through a range of projects including designing a new Safari park in Wales called Welsh Safari.

Year 8
In year 8, students develop their skills further. They hunt down suspects of a murder using Microsoft Access as well as launching a tour for a rock band. They design and create documents to promote the event as well as design and create products from t-shirts to mugs. In computing, students expand on the programming skills developed in year 7 by using Logical programming and Kodu.

Year 9
In year 9, students demonstrate and further advance the skills they have developed in year 8. They will have a vast and challenging curriculum which will also result in the completion of Essential Skills Wales ICT level 2.

Year 10 – ICT
Students begin either GCSE ICT or the new MOS/ITQ qualification in ICT. Both qualifications challenge students skills and understanding of the applicability of word processing, presentation, data modelling and website development. Both qualifications will have examinations.

Year 10 – Computer Science
This new qualification is modern, challenging and highly enjoyable. Students learn to develop software packages by programming in Java. We use Eclipse IDE which can be downloaded for free on the department software page.

Year 11 – ICT
In year 11, students complete GCSE ICT and BTEC level 2 First ICT. Both qualifications are challenging and enjoyable and offer students a highly valuable and sought after qualification.

All students also complete Essential Skills Wales level 2 (compulsory) as well as Level 3 as an option for advanced Welsh Bacc.

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ICT Paper 1 – Unit 1
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ICT Paper 2 – Unit 3
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Computer Science Resources
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