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Key Stage 4 Options Booklet 2017/2018

ICT Department

ICT is essential in our modern lives and is not only an important subject in its own right but supports many others. Learning how to use computer applications including spreadsheets, email, word processing, databases and presentation packages will enable you to fulfil a wide range of tasks for many different potential employers.

Courses and options offered in ICT

  • GCSE Computer Science
  • Level 2 Certificate in ICT
GCSE Computer Science
Exam BoardOCR
AssessmentExam and coursework
Overview

This is an optional course, taught over two lessons per week. The course is assessed by a combination of examination (80%) and one externally assessed controlled assessment (20%).

It gives students a real, in-depth understanding of how computer technology works. Students will no doubt be familiar with the use of computers and other related technology. However, this course will give them an insight into what goes on ‘behind the scenes’, including computer programming, which many students find absorbing.

Units studied
  • Computer systems (Examined unit)
  • Problem solving and algorithms (Examined unit)
  • Programming project (Controlled assessment)
Progression to Sixth FormThis course can lead to the study of A Level Computer Science.
Level 2 Certificate in ICT
Exam BoardOCR
AssessmentExam and coursework
Overview

This is an optional course, taught over two lessons per week. The course is assessed by a combination of examination (25%) and three externally assessed controlled assessments (75%).

It gives students a real, in-depth understanding of how application software can be used to satisfy a given scenario. Students will also be required to understand computer hardware and software application within a theoretical framework based on a given scenario.

Units studied
  • Unit 1: Understanding Computer Systems
  • Unit 2: Using ICT to Create Business Solutions
  • Unit 5: Creating an Interactive Product using Multimedia Components
  • Unit 6: Creating Digital Images
Progression to Sixth FormThis course can lead to the study of OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate in ICT. It will also provide a sound grounding for a future career in the ICT sector.
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