Pupils should be given opportunities to apply and develop their ICT capability through the use of ICT tools to support their learning in all subjects. At Key Stage 1, it is statutory to teach the use of ICT in English, mathematics and science. Teachers should use their own judgement to decide where it is appropriate across these subjects. At other key stages, there are statutory requirements to use ICT in all statutory subjects, except PE.

Pupils should be given opportunities to support their work by being taught to:

  • find things out from a variety of sources, selecting and synthesising the information to meet their needs and developing an ability to question its accuracy, bias and plausibility
  • develop their ideas using ICT tools to amend and refine their work and enhance its quality and accuracy
  • exchange and share information, both directly and through electronic media
  • review, modify and evaluate their work, reflecting critically on its quality, as it progresses.