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Information and Communication Technology

General Information

In today’s technological world, ICT is an important and worthwhile qualification. No matter what you decide to do when you leave school, the chances are you will end up working with ICT. This qualification will help you to understand more about how and why ICT operates the way it does.

What will I study?

Unit 1 Tools and Applications
Pupils will complete three pieces of Coursework worth 30% of their final Grade
• Task 1 - Database
• Task 2 - Spreadsheet
• Task 3 - Presentation
Unit 2 Using Multimedia and Games Technology
Pupils will complete 2 pieces of Coursework worth 30% of their final grade
• Task 1 - Website Design
• Task 2 - Gaming

Unit 3 Understanding ICT Systems in everyday lives and its implications

• Knowledge of ICT Components
• Data and Information
• Digital Communications Methods
• Applications of ICT


What next?


This option will develop in pupils the ICT skills needed to pursue a wide range of post 16 courses or careers.


Assessment

Content Assessment Weighting Availability
Tools and Application Controlled Assessment (Coursework) 30% January and Summer
Visual Communication Technology Controlled Assessment (Coursework) 30% January and Summer
Understanding ICT in Everyday Life External Exam 40% Summer only
 
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