ICT - Movilla

ICT in an integral part of our daily lives, controlling many aspects of the world around us. New technologies emerge almost every day and with this comes lots of opportunities for careers in ICT.
Here in Movilla High School we recognise the importance of ICT in employment and aim to provide our pupils with the opportunity to sample a wide range of applications of ICT in a variety of contexts.

  • Miss B McCord - ICT Manager
  • Miss N McCord
  • Mrs E Laird
  • Mr Tarbuck (Technician) 
ICT is taught as a discreet subject in Years 8, 9 and 10 covering a range of activities which develop their skills and capabilities. The pupils are taught the necessary requirements for Using ICT across the curriculum.

Subject areas are required to identify, in their schemes of work, where they use ICT to enhance skills and learning. Using ICT is assessed as one of the statutory cross-curricular skills and is reported on using Levels of Progression.

All pupils are given the opportunity to follow an ICT course in Years 11 and 12.  Courses offered include GCSE ICT and OCN ICT.
Achievement Evening
The Neil Smyth Cup for Achievement in Year 10 ICT - Christina Edgar
Northern Bank Cup for ICT - Adam Middleton
The McCord Award for GCSE ICT Achievement - Jake Robinson
The Neil Smyth Cup for OCR Cambridge Nationals in ICT - Jessica Dempster
Sentinus Robotics Workshop


Through studying GCSE in ICT, students become more independent and discerning users of ICT who can make informed decisions about its use. They have opportunities to acquire and apply creative and technical skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts. They also develop their understanding of new technologies and their impact on society.
The course consists of 3 units:
Tools and Applications
  • Communications Software
  • Presentation Package
  • Information Handling Package
  • Spreadsheet Package
Using Multimedia and Games Technology
  • Using Graphics
  • Using Digital Video and Sound
  • Games Technology
  • Using Multimedia Assets
Understanding ICT Systems in Everyday Life and Its Implications for Individuals, Organisations, Society and the Wider World
  • Knowledge of ICT Components
  • Data and Information
  • Digital Communication Methods
  • Applications of ICT




 Content  Assessment  Weighting  Assessed
 Unit 1:
 Tools & Applications 
 Internet, email, VLE,
 presentation package,
 Handling Information, 
 Spreadsheet package.
 Controlled Assessment
 Spreadsheet, Database,
 and PowerPoint Presentation
 30%  Summer 2014
 Unit 2:
 Using Multimedia & Games
 Graphics, Using Digital Video
 and Sound and Games
 Controlled Assessment
 Multimedia Website
 Games Technology
 30%  June 2015
 Unit 3:
 Understanding ICT systems in
 everyday life and its
 implications for individuals,
 organisations, society and the
 wider world.
 External Exam (2 Hours)  40%   Summer 2015

Students from Movilla High School were delighted to be taking part in the Digital Teen Programme getting hands-on with the latest gadgets as they explore careers in the digital industry.
The Digital Teen Programme is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.
The Year11 students took part in an interactive session with a volunteer from Quizdom offering insight into the digital industry and the opportunities for employment and enterprise in the sector.
More than 200 students were also able to get hands-on with the latest digital technology at the Digital Teen Programme exhibition completing a series of tech tutorials getting their first experience of coding, game design, programming and app development.
The Digital Teen Programme is organised by South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) and is delivered by local charity Young Enterprise Northern Ireland.

 GCSE ICT Afternoon Class  3.30 - 5.30 pm  Thursday   
 Minecraft Club   Lunch Time 1.15 - 1.40 pm  Mondays   Years 8 & 9 girls only 
     Thursdays  Years 8, 9 and 10 boys only
     Fridays   Years 8, 9, 10 boys & girls 
 ICT Extended Learning Club  Afternoons  Monday  

 Minecraft Club

 Types of Homework  

 Learning – acronyms, spelling, terms, notes
 Written – question and answers, evaluations, GCSE questions,    Past papers, Unit tests
 Preparing for assessment

 Year Group  No of Homeworks in Term 2
 Year 8  8
 Year 9   8
 Year 10  8
 Year 11  8
 Year 12  8

Year 12 GCSE ICT pupils visited Eddie Irvine’s Activity Centre on Thursday 12 January 2017 after school. They were shown around the centre and enjoyed a 30 minute session in Room2Race using the racing car simulators.

Well done to Sam McGorman for winning the quiz and receiving a gift voucher for use at the centre. Also the winners of the races were Alex Boyd, Mr Martin and Matthew McBratney.Congratulations to all involved.


Movilla High School joined hundreds of other organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day and promoting the safe and responsible use of technology.  To celebrate the day, the pupils in Movilla High School’s ICT Department learned how to make the Internet a better place.  Safer Internet Day 2016 was on Tuesday 9th February 2016 with the theme ‘Play your part for a better internet’, offering the opportunity to focus on both the creative and positive things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role that we all play in helping to create a better internet.



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