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This is the new home for Westhoughton High School's ICT Department on the Web. To access the ICT Department VLE web pages you need to login. We use this website as a teaching resource for all the ICT courses that we run here at Westhoughton. These currently include:
  • Edexcel Applied GCE ICT (AS and A2 Single Award A Level)
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT (2 A level equivalent GCE grades)
  • IT Diploma Level 2 (7.5 GCSE equivalent grades)
  • CiDA Level 2 ICT (2 GCSE equivalent grades)
  • OCR Nationals Level 2 ICT (1 or 2 GCSE equivalent grades)
  • KS3 ICT Strategy Programmes of Study
The ICT Department has six dedicated ICT teaching rooms each equipped with at least 21 networked PC computers, a network laser printer, a colour inkjet printer and scanner, a computer projector and an interactive whiteboard with speakers. The main ICT suite is in E Block but the newest and largest ICT room is A3 which is equipped with 40 computers.
 
The school runs Microsoft Windows XP on all its computers with Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access), Macromedia Studio MX 2004 (Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash) and the Serif Design Suite (PagePlus, PhotoPlus, MoviePlus, DrawPlus, WebPlus and ImpactPlus) being the core software programs used. In addition there are a number of other software packages in regular use together with additional hardware such as digital cameras and control equipment.
 
The ICT Department currently has six full time members of staff:
  • Mr. M. P. Jones BSc (Hons), DPSE (Computing)- Head of Learning (ICT Faculty)
  • Mr. C. Wallwork BA (Hons) - Assistant Head of Learning (KS3)
  • Mr. R. Birchall BSc (Hons) - Primary ICT Transition Co-ordinator
  • Mr. T. Barnes BEd (Hons) - Teacher of ICT
  • Ms. J. Taylor BSc (Hons) - Teacher of ICT
  • Mr. D. Slater BEd (Hons), NPQH - Teacher of ICT - Diploma Lead - Director of New Technologies

    In addition there are number of teachers from other departments who also teach ICT this year: 

    • Ms. J. Lyons
    • Mr. M. Towers 

    If you require any further information or have any comments to make on this website, please contact Mr. M. P. Jones by e-mail.


     

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