Welcome to ICT

Simon Bridgewater

Head of Department


Life in the 21st century now, more than ever, relies on the creation of knowledge and the exchange of information. For young people to be successful and active members of modern society, they need to be capable and skilled users of information technology. Studying Information Communication Technology is seen by many to be a necessity, as it equips students not only with the skills they need to learn and live in the 21st Century, but also to cope with the rapid rate of change we associate with living in the world today.

Our aim is to prepare students to participate in this rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to varied and developing technology. Throughout the curriculum students use ICT tools to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information responsibly, creatively and with discrimination. They learn how to employ ICT to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures. Increased capability in the use of ICT promotes initiative and independent learning, with students being able to make informed judgements about when and where to use ICT to best effect, and to consider its implications for home and work both now and in the future.