Key Stage 3

Secondary 1 – 2

Learning Objectives
Pupils will:
  • Gather and record information independently
  • Examine, organise and use information and digital resources
  • Present and communicate information and ideas
  • Recognise and address cyber wellness issues (skills and values from earlier key stage should be continuously reinforced)
ICT Focus
Pupils will:
  • Work in an interactive media environment
  • Refine searches and collaborate using the internet
  • Organise text using word processor
  • Create presentation/document that can directly access a variety of sources and produce multimedia elements
  • Manage, process and present graphically large data sets using spreadsheets
  • Export and process data using ICT tools
Skill Areas Code Skills and Values Explanatory Notes
Basic Operations (K) SK1 Navigate in an Interactive Media Environment
  • Manipulate data or objects within an Interactive Media Environment (e.g. simulations)
Learning with Searches (H)
Internet navigation and search
SH1 Refine Internet Searches
  • Locate resources with search engines using advanced searches (e.g. Boolean searches, advanced search files)
Learning with Text (T)
Word processing
ST1 Edit and Format Pages of Text
  • Text document should contain two or more pages
  • Organise pages (e.g. page numbers, page breaks)
Learning with Multimedia (M)
Production and manipulation of multimedia content
SM1 Link Text and Graphics to Other Sources
  • Sources refer to internal content in presentation (e.g. slides) and external resources (e.g. websites, online video clips and files stored in computers)
  SM2 Produce Simple Multimedia Elements
  • Production includes editing (e.g. cropping video) and combining (e.g. integrating narration into presentation) available multimedia elements
Learning with Spreadsheet (S)
Data management and processing
SS1 Manage and Process Large Data Sets
  • Large data sets include more than 20 cells of data
  • Use functions in spreadsheet (e.g. sum and average)
  SS2 Create, Edit and Format Graphs and Charts
  • Represent data graphically (e.g. line graphs and bar charts
  • Change properties of graphs and charts (e.g. titles, axes and legends)
Learning with Communication Tools (C)
Online communication
SC1 Communicate and Collaborate Online
  • Use online means to exchange data, work together and share media within and beyond the classroom e.g. co-authoring blogs or wikis to create a product online, manage emails
Learning with Data Collection Tools (D)
Data collection and transfer
SD1 Export Data Collected
  • Transfer pictures, sounds, videos or other data from data collection tools to a computer or application software
Suggested Evidence
- Softcopies or print-outs of pupils’ work
- Digital portfolio (e.g. pupil folder or project website)
- Online journal (e.g. blog, forum, wiki, audioblog, podcast)
Cyber Wellness Areas Code Cyber Wellness Skills and Values Explanatory Notes
Ethical and Legal Use C4 Respect Intellectual Property
  • Recognise IP rights and ways to secure use of copyrighted material (e.g. requesting permission for using pictures or songs)
Safe and Responsible Use C5 Protect Private Information
  • Recognise types of personal information that cannot be shared online to protect against exploitation (e.g. specific information leading to precise identification, identity theft through phishing sites)
  C6 Avoid Computer Addiction
  • Recognise the different forms and impact of computer addiction (e.g. Instant Messaging, network gaming)
  • Understand how to maintain a balanced use of technology and prevent addiction
  C7 Manage Security Risks
  • Recognise a range of security hazards (e.g. viruses, spyware, spam) on the Internet and their consequences (e.g. data loss, financial loss through scams)
  • Know how to prevent and minimise security risks in different online situations (e.g. opening email attachments, installing free downloads, activating pop-ups)
  C8 Verify Information Sources
  • Check a variety of sources to avoid being misled or manipulated through misinformation and biased reporting (e.g. sites supporting unwholesome or unsafe activities like anorexia or extreme religious or political views)
  • Useful Links: