The Information, Communication Technology Department aims to provide an environment for learning that is creative, interesting and challenging to all students. This will help raise the standards and profile of Information and Communication Technology within the school.
Teaching of I.C.T at King Ethelbert School attempts to enable pupils to become autonomous users of I.C.T. by providing a range of educational and social experiences appropriate to pupils' abilities and needs.
In the school's preparation to become a Specialist School for Visual Arts, embracing critical thinking skills of innovation, discovery and creativity. I.C.T is a designated lead subject in this vision, where the department seeks to develop a macromedia approach in the use of technology.
I.C.T is taught discretely throughout Key Stages 3 and 4. In Key Stage 3 pupils are taught in tutor groups, according to ability.
In Key Stage 4 pupils can undertake a range of options for qualifications in I.C.T. These include full and short OCR GCSE courses, as well as being one of the pilot schools for the new national Key Stage 4 Diploma in Digital Applications vocational course.