(Short Course)

This course has been set up to enable pupils to study ICT and gain a qualification at GCSE level. It builds on the CCEA ICT Accreditation Scheme at Key Stage 3 and also provides a foundation for pupils who may wish to study ICT at a higher level.

Successful completion of this course means that pupils are exempt form the external test in the Key Skill of Information Technology.

The full range of GCSE grades (A* - G) are available in this subject.

The key subject content in this subject is:

  • Knowledge, Understanding and Skills in communicating, handling information and modelling. This includes use of a web browser, email, word processing, powerpoint and graphics, as well as spreadsheets and databases.
  • Understanding of ICT Systems in everyday life. This includes different types of network (WAN, LAN), online services and electronic monetary processing (ATM).
  • Implications of ICT for Individuals, Organisations and Society. This includes understanding of the impact of ICT on education, employment, home and leisure and knowledge of the 1998 Data Protection Act as well as the 1990 Computer Misuse Act.

There are 4 pieces of coursework required for this subject which account for 60% of the final mark at GCSE.

  1. Produce a booklet/report
  2. Using the internet
  3. School Trip (database)
  4. School Trip (spreadsheet)

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