This is a practical, skills based unitised qualification.
AIMS OF THE COURSE
The ICT specification aims to;
- Encourage students to become independent users of ICT, make informed decisions about its use and be aware of its implications for individuals, organizations and societies.
- Acquire and apply creative and technical skills in a range of contexts.
- Develop ICT based solutions to solve problems.
- Develop an understanding of current and emerging technologies.
- Develop understanding of legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental issues raised by ICT.
- Recognise potential risks when using ICT and develop safe, secure and responsible practice.
- Develop the skills needed to work collaboratively.
- Evaluate ICT-based solutions.
OUTLINE OF THE COURSE
Tools & Applications
|Controlled assessment||30%||January & Summer|
Using Multimedia & Games Technology
|Controlled Assessment||30%||January & Summer|
Understanding ICT Systems in Everyday Life and its implications for Individuals, Organisations, Society and the Wider World
This course has a heavy coursework load. Good attendance is essential. Pupils must be prepared to work independently, set high targets and stick to deadlines.
Anyone who wishes to study Computing / ICT / Applied ICT at ‘A’ Level will not be permitted to do so unless they have GCSE ICT.
Programmer / Systems Analyst / Software Engineer / Computer operator / Technician / Web designer / Multi Media Designer / Consultant / Business Project Management / Network Management / Sales / Technical Support / Games developer / Training / Research / Healthcare Computing Systems / Administration etc.