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    Pupil ICT Skill Levels

    I do some ICT teaching as well as fixing/breaking stuff and am just wondering what people here think average pupils should (that's should not could with a lot of help from teachers!) be able to do at end of year/key stage.

    Here's my first bash (I sure a lot of stuff missing but don't want to clog up with details as I want to produce a simple grid that can be used to assess ict skills as a child progresses through primary schools)

    Foundation (age 4/5)
    Use mouse to click on objects to cause actions/answer questions (Tizzy's toybox etc) by themselves
    Draw pictures (2Simple 2Paint) and type name. Print them out by themselves

    KS1 (Y2) (Age 6/7)
    Switch computers on and off.
    Use MSpaint type progs.
    Save files (under whole class instruction)
    Be able to use more complex software such as 2Paint a Picture by themselves
    Be able to use more complex software (Textease/Powerpoint/Impress/Audacity/Webcams) under whole class instruction



    Y4 (Age 8/9)
    Open previously saved files under whole class instruction.
    Be able to use PhotoStory/Textease by themselves

    Y5 (Age 9/10)
    Open and save files with minimal assistance.
    Use Word Processor/Powerpoint/Impress with minimal assistance on cross-curricular work.
    Use spreadsheets under whole class instruction.

    KS2 (Age 10/11)
    Use Wordprocessor/Powerpoint/Impress to produce good quality work.
    Be able to produce a short stop animation movie.
    Control/Programming (e.g FlowGo/FlowOl/)

    Simon
    (PS I personally do a lot of Scratch work with Y5/6 in my schools but I wouldn't expect that in most primaries)

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    I've put the question out to the teaching community on twitter ... It will vary.

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    We rescued the QCA ICT Scheme of Work from the Standards Site before it died. I know it's old hat, but our IT Co-ordinator still thinks is has some good stuff in it. May help. I've attached the pdf files in a zip file. I am hoping that, as have stated the source, this isn't going to break any copyright. (Mods - please remove if I'm wrong!)
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    I've put the question out to the teaching community on twitter
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    It will vary.
    Of course

    Whats prompted this is that Lancs ICT consultants have produced a very comprehensive document but to my mind it could only be followed if every single teacher was an ICT guru.

    So I was looking for a more basic skillset that could just be judged on a simple 1-5 type scale (or even use the Key Stage levels) so you could say Level 4c was "create a 3 slide powerpoint,save it and print it" and Level 5 is "create a >5 page powerpoint complete with hyperlinks" type stuff



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