Information & Communication Technology



Panel members
Mr. Ching Yat Chi
Mr. Siu Ping Lun

Objectives

Knowledge and Understanding

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of the range and organization of computer systems, and the interrelationships between hardware, software and data; and
  • To realize the social, ethical and legal issues pertaining to the use of ICT.
Skills
  • To use a range of software applications effectively, ethically and with discrimination to support information processing and problem-solving; and
  • Demonstrate an understanding of methods for analysing problems, and planning and implementing solutions using ICT.

Values and Attitudes
  • To appreciate how information literacy and the sharing of knowledge using ICT influence decision-making and shape our society; and
  • To develop responsible and positive attitudes towards the use of ICT.


Curriculum Features in Methodist College

Junior Secondary Curriculum

A School-based curriculum is designed for Forms 1 to 3. Students will acquire the basic concept of computer systems, basic skills of using application software.

Senior Secondary Curriculum

The curriculum will consist of a compulsory part and an elective part. Our school will offer two electives:
(C) Multimedia Production and Web Site Development and
(D) Software Development.

Lesson topics

Form 1

  • IT Skills
  • Text Processing - Microsoft Office Word 2010


    Presentation software - Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010


    Spreadsheet - Microsoft Office Excel 2010


    Typing


                    ♦    Chinese input method - Changji
                    ♦    English
  • Software for learning other subject(s)
  • Geogebra for learning Mathematics


  • Basic Computer Concepts
  • Basics of Computer and Computer Operation


                    ♦    Computer Concept
                    ♦    Idea of stored data and stored program

    Computer Ethics - Privacy and Copyright Issues


    Form 2

    • IT Skills
    • Spreadsheets - Microsoft Office Excel


      Design and Drawing - Adobe Illustrator


      Creation of Animations - Adobe Flash CS4


    • Software for learning other subject(s)
    • Spreadsheet for learning Statistics


      CS4 Photoshop / Illustrator for Visual Art


    • Computer Concepts
    • Basics of Computer and Computer Operation


                      ♦    Idea of Stored Data and Stored Program

      Areas of Computer Applications


                      ♦    Effects of Computers on Society

      Form 3

      • IT Skills
      • 3D Drawing using Google Sketchup


        Editing movies using Windows Movie Maker


      • Programming Concepts
      • Basic Programming Concepts using RobotProg & Games Factory


      • Areas of Computer Applications
      • Education


        Entertainment


        Business and Office Applications


      • Effects of Computers on Society
      • Computer Crimes


      NSS ICT (S4-S6)

      Rationale for the curriculum design
      • Learning office automation software, web authoring tools and Internet services in the Information Processing and Internet and its Applications modules can equip students with the necessary knowledge and skill to complete their course work in this and other subjects. Also, these practical skills are essential enabling skills to facilitate studentsˇ¦ self-directed learning. Therefore, these topics will be taught in S4.
      • The knowledge and skills of ICT taught in S4 are transferable to other subjects even if students opt not to study ICT from S5 onwards.
      • In order to give students more understanding of the nature and contents of the two Electives, related modules in the Compulsory Part are taught in S4. This will help students in choosing one of the options as they progress to S5 and S6.
      • Curriculum time for SBA is allocated flexibly and appropriately in S5 and S6, to provide continuous feedback to students to enhance learning effectiveness.



      The electives offered is:

      Elective D: Software Development which focuses on solving problems and developing solutions is suited to students who are problem-solvers and are keen on carrying out projects using computers.