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Our Lady of Lourdes School, Ballymoney

Information Technology


Teaching Staff:

Mrs A Mullholland

Miss L McAllister

Mrs Dunlop


ICT Facilities:

There are currently two specialist ICT suites with 50 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
  • Quizes
  • Projects
  • Summer and Christmas Tests



CCEA GCSE ICT Full Course has three units of study:

What you will study:

Unit 1. Tools and Applications

  • Communications Software
  • Presentation Package
  • Information Handling Package
  • Spreadsheet Package

Unit 2. Using Multimedia and Games Technology

  • Using Graphics
  • Using Digital Video and Sound
  • Games Technology

Unit 3. Understanding ICT Systems in Everyday Life

  • Knowledge of ICT Components
  • Data and Information
  • Digital Communication Methods
  • Applications of ICTExamination:


  • 2hour exam taken at the end of Year 12 – worth 40%
  • Controlled Assessment throughout Year 11 & 12 – worth 60%


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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