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ICT at Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi

Course description

The course in Information and Communication Technology offers an opportunity in the curriculum for candidates to identify and solve problems by developing systems in a range of contexts relating to their personal interests. ICT develops candidates’ capacity for imaginative, innovative thinking, creativity and independence.

Specifically, it encourages candidates to develop:

  • the capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically;
  • the skills to work collaboratively;
  • the ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts to solve problems;
  • an understanding of the consequences of using ICT on individuals, organisations .
  • and society and of social, legal, ethical and other considerations on the use of ICT;
  • an awareness of emerging technologies and an appreciation of the potential impact these may have on individuals, organisations and society.

Course content

AS

  • IT1

A written paper of two sections, A and B, presented in a question and answer booklet. There are no optional questions. Quality of Written Communication is assessed in two questions.

Candidates will be required to prepare a spreadsheet on a specific topic, defined by WJEC, in advance of the written paper. Hard copies of the spreadsheet are taken into the examination and used to answer questions in Section B. This spreadsheet is submitted with the completed examination paper.

  • IT2

Candidates undertake DTP and multimedia tasks, presenting the outcome for internal assessment and moderation by WJEC.

  • A LEVEL (the above plus a further 2 units).
  • IT3

A written paper of two sections, A and B, presented as a question paper requiring a separate answer booklet. Candidates answer all questions in Section A and one from two in Section B.

Quality of Written Communication is assessed in two questions.

  • IT4

Candidates analyse, design, implement, test and evaluate a solution to a problem of their choice requiring the use of a relational database.

  • This is a substantial piece of work, undertaken over an extended period of time. It is internally assessed and moderated by WJEC.

Assessment

IT1 30% 2 hours 15 minutes - Written Paper - 80 marks.

IT2 20% - Internal Assessment - 80 marks.

IT3 30% 2 hours 30 minutes - Written Paper - 90 marks.

IT4 20 % - Internal Assessment - 100 marks

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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