Learning For Life
At Market Field School we are very fortunate to have interactive whiteboards in every classroom and have an extensive suite of PC’s as well as iPads. All pupils study ICT for at least 40 minutes per week in dedicated lessons. They also use ICT extensively in all other curriculum areas. We cover a wide range of topics and activities during this time using all the standard Microsoft programs and a wide variety of others including Internet, music, simulation and control software.
Pupils also have access to a wide range of technology including digital cameras/camcorders, scanners and robots for control. Lessons are fun and all pupils are encouraged to become independent in their use of a computer and are encouraged to participate in discussions and a wide variety of activities.
At Key Stage 4 pupils study for the AQA Functional Skills award which is appropriate to the level they are working at. For some pupils there will be formal examinations during their time of study leading to qualifications at either Level 1 or Level 2 (GCSE equivalent). For other pupils they will be assessed through ongoing coursework and will be awarded an Entry Level Functional Skills award.