All the pupils at Da Vinci Academy attend compulsory lessons on computing and ICT throughout all of their five years. They cover a range of topic areas that benefit aim to benefit their studies in other subjects as well as equipping them with the essential IT skills they will require later in life.

The areas covered are as follows:

Year 7

Shakespeare Comic Strip
Binary and Control
Spy School Spreadsheets
Repeating Patterns
Adventure Story – PowerPoint
Pivot Stick Animation

Year 8

Do Aliens Exist – Desktop Publishing Technology
Bringing History to Life animation
Scratch animation and game making

Year 9

Networks
ICT in Shops
PowerPoint

  • Using the Application
  • Developing a Presentation
  • Text
  • Charts
  • Graphical Objects
  • Prepare Outputs

Year 10

Word

  • Using the application
  • Document creation
  • Formatting
  • Objects
  • Mail Merge
  • Prepare Outputs

Year 11

Excel

  • Using the application
  • Cells
  • Managing Worksheets
  • Formulas and Functions
  • Formatting
  • Charts
  • Prepare Outputs

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