Welcome to the Information Technology Department at Reigate College.
My name is Julie Heard and I’m the Head of Department and the course leader for the Information Technology Cambridge Technical Level course. At the start of the new academic year we will welcome you to the department in person, but for now, we’d like you to undertake a series of activities to prepare you for starting on the course.
All the tasks should be carried out on your own, and there’ll be the chance to review and discuss what you’ve learnt when we meet together in September.
The tasks will be released here, in three phases (see table below) and should be completed by Choices Day on 1 September 2021. Please throw yourself into them and above all enjoy them!
Please note, some Course Leaders (for example for Music) may release their tasks earlier, as they may form part of the College’s audition process. If this applies to you, you’ll be notified separately.
This website has a set of logical challenges on it for you to solve, with different age brackets. What levels can you beat?
Have a go at as many challenges as you can and record the level you get to for each.
Understanding how IT links with other subjects
One of the reasons Information Technology is such an
important – and fascinating – subject is because of the way it links into so
many different areas of study. It also helps develop a number of really useful
skills which, in turn, can be used in many different fields.
For example, people working in the IT field have
well-developed problem solving and logical thinking skills that can help us
understand various complex problems; because they know how to break a problem
down into parts, they are able to help produce a solution.
TASK 1: Use these
websites to investigate the links between Information Technology and other
subjects like Physics, Medicine and Robotics.
Have a look at all the information on the website. If you already have your own log-in, also try some of the challenges. If you’re not already registered, go to https://go.joincyberdiscovery.com/ to do the introductory activities. Be warned, they are quite addictive and quite challenging!
TASK 3: There are
many free online courses to help you find out more about the different aspects
of Information Technology. Some of the best ones are at: