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Our Lady of Lourdes School, Ballymoney

Information Technology

  • Teaching Staff:

    Mrs L O'Neill

    Mr McMaster

    ICT Facilities:

    There are currently three specialist ICT suites with 100+ desktops, the suites are open daily for pupil and staff access from 8:30am until 5:00pm. In addition to our ICT rooms we have access to desktops in the LRC, Technology and the Library.

    All staff and students have access to their computer files from home via the ‘My School’ app on the website homepage.


    Technology is changing the ways in which we communicate, live and learn. It is vital that we equip every pupil with the knowledge, skill and techniques to enable them to meet the demands of the ever changing environment. The ICT department aims to encourage pupils to become both independent enquirers and creative thinkers. We endeavour to increase pupil’s capability in the use of ICT and support them to become confident and independent users of a wide range of technologies.

    ICT is taught across the curriculum, we incorporate the use of computers and technology in every subject to enhance the learning opportunities for every pupil.


    What you will study:

    KS3 students will follow a tailored scheme of work to meet the needs of developing the students’ knowledge and skills of using ICT.

    • E-Safety
    • Email
    • Scratch Programming
    • Introduction to Spreadsheet Modelling, Presentation Software and Databases
    • Animation
    • Graphic Design
    • Movie Creation
    • Game Design
    • Microbit
    • Coding
    • Image manipulation
    • Website Designing


    Pupils will be assessed 5 times throughout the year through continuous monitoring tasks, through a variety of forms: 

    • Homework
    • Classwork
    • Quizzes
    • Projects
    • Summer and Christmas Tests

    KS4 (GCSE):

    CCEA GCSE Digital Technology Full Course has three units of study:

    What you will study:

    Unit 1. Digital Technology

    Unit 2. Digital Authoring Concepts

    Unit 3. Digital Authoring Practice


    • Unit 1: External written examination - 1 Hour - weighting 30%
    • Unit 2. External written examination - 1 Hour 30mins- weighting 40%
    • Unit 3. Controlled Assessment - weighting 30%

    Career’s in ICT:

    There are a vast amount of careers in ICT and Computer Studies; Some examples include:

    • Website design
    • Games designer
    • Games tester
    • Computer Engineering
    • Programmer
    • Network Engineer
    • Researcher
    • Technology support

    Here are some useful websites for further information:



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