ICT Advice



ICT is used extensively at Carlton Bolling College and it is important that families can offer support and guidance when required. On this page of the website you will find advice and guidance to ensure that your children can work safely and effectively with ICT.


We use the Office 2010 suite at school (Word 2010, Excel 2010, Publisher 2010 and PowerPoint 2010). It is possible to purchase Office 2010 using a student discount from various software outlets.

  The following software is open source and therefore free to download and use for personal use.

 OpenOffice (http://www.openoffice.org/)

a productivity suite of programmes like Office 2010. You can save your files in Office 2010 format and then open them at school on our system.

 Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/)

sound editing software.

Gimp (http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/index.html)

image editing and graphics software.

Paint.net (http://www.getpaint.net/index.html)

graphics editing software.

 Blender (http://www.blender.org/)

3D modelling software.

Google Sketchup (http://sketchup.google.com/)

3D modelling software used in DT and ICT.

Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/)

Games development software.


The software downloaded from links on this website are offered AS IS. No warranties, express or implied, are given. They have been offered in good faith and any consequential damage due to their use is the sole responsibility of the user accessing the system in question and operating the software on it.Due to the many factors which can vary the software cannot be guaranteed to work on all systems and with all versions of Microsoft Windows.