A belief in the importance of ICT within education has ensured that Papplewick has the most up-to-date computer equipment and that all staff are computer literate.
All school buildings are networked and there are two class sized computer suites housed in the Science Technology block (PCs) and the Music School (Apple Macs), as well as a designated language lab with in the French department. All boys have their own private e-mail address and access to the Internet.
In the lower school boys are taught the basics of computer use during curriculum lessons which include French, English, Maths, History and Design Technology.
In Year 6 boys have dedicated ICT lessons in which they are taught to touch type to at least 40 words per minute. They are taught all aspects of Microsoft Word, which they use in all subjects for word processing. Furthermore they begin the Music Technology course which they will continue through to year 8.
In years 7 and 8 pupils will be using the computers for a percentage of all their subjects including producing their Common Entrance Geography project.
Upper school boys will also learn how to design and make games and manipulate images in dedicated ICT lessons. We expect our boys to be highly competent in all aspects of ICT by the time they leave us at 13. Boys and parents are required to sign an acceptable use policy before access is permitted.
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