Students at Patana use Information and Communication Technology
(ICT) as a tool to enrich and extend their learning across the whole curriculum.
Most classrooms at Patana have Internet connection and projectors operated from
the teacher’s computer console. Many of the classrooms also have interactive
whiteboards and certain areas of the school are wirelessly networked. The school
also has 11 computer rooms for student use.
All teachers have the facilities to integrate the use of ICT in all areas of the
curriculum. In addition, ICT is taught as a discreet subject.
Communication Technology is an
essential skill for life, a tool for
teaching and learning and an
academic discipline in its own
right. We endeavour to help students
and staff make the most of IT.
KEY STAGES 1 and 2
The aims and purposes of ICT in the Elementary Division are to
ensure that all children get the opportunity to:
develop IT capability, including their knowledge and
understanding of the importance of information and of how to select and
develop their skills in using hardware and software to
manipulate information in their processes of problem solving, recording
and expressive work;
develop their ability to apply their IT capability and
ICT to support their use of language and communication, and their
learning in other areas;
explore their attitudes towards ICT, its value for
themselves, others and society, and their awareness of its advantages and
The ICT curriculum closely follows the QCA’s Scheme of work set
out by the UK's Department for Education and Skills, with minor modifications to
keep in line with the ever changing advancements of technology and the
exceptional facilities available to the children and teachers.
All Classrooms throughout the Elementary Division have their own stand-alone,
networked systems with projectors. In addition, all teachers in Year 1 have a
Networked Tablet PC and digital camera, furthermore, upper KS2 classrooms are
equipped with SMART boards, all to help facilitate the cross curricular teaching
The ICT scheme of work is taught in the 3 fully networked ICT suites, equipped
with 2 printers, a scanner and SMART boards. All rooms operate on an on-line
booking system enabling teachers to further enrich the children’s curriculum
KEY STAGE 3
During Key Stage 3 students will become increasingly independent users of ICT
tools and information sources. They have a better understanding of how ICT can
help their work in other subjects and develop their ability to judge when and
how to use ICT and where it has its limitations. Each student in Key Stage 3 has
one 80 minute Information and Communication Technology lesson each week with an
ICT specialist. There will be opportunities throughout the key stage for
integration with other subject areas such as Art and English. Integration
opportunities may be included in the units and as ‘mini’ joint projects when
KEY STAGE 4
We offer two IGCSE courses at this level – Information Technology and Computer
IGCSE Computer Studies is for students who have a genuine interest in how things
work, enjoy problem solving, creating solutions and want to develop computer
IGCSE Information Technology is for students who want to improve their IT skills
and learn more about the use and applications of computers.
At Senior Studies level, we offer two IB courses at IB level. IB Information
Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) and IB Computer Science.
IB Higher and Standard Level Information Technology in Global Society (ITGS) is
an exciting course which examines the social and ethic issues that arise with
the use of information technology. We encourage students who enjoy discussion,
debate and extended reading of current affairs and are interested in the latest
The IB Computer Science course examines the principles of computer science where
students learn to program in Java. We encourage students who have good
Mathematical skills and enjoy complex problem solving.