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ICT (Dual Award) Diploma in Digital Applications GCSE at Warlingham School

Course description

Computers are now embedded in society, and our daily lives involve the use of ICT devices. Competent computer users can use a variety of software suites to their advantage to solve problems. Most occupations now involve the use of ICT; the efficient user has advantage over others. Using a computer properly is a difficult skill to obtain. The Diploma in Digital Applications is the most modern ICT course that has been developed by Edexcel and started last year. By completing the course, students will gain a high level of computer end-user skills in using computers to solve problems. The course is very hands on with on theory content. There is no end of course examination, and all project work is submitted by “E-portfolio” to the examination board. Each unit completed is worth one GCSE. The first unit award is called an AiDA (Award in Digital Applications). If you have the capability, you are able to complete 2 GCSE’s in 2 years, due to the structure of the course – 1 in Year 10 and 1 in Year 11. By doing this you will gain a CiDA (Certificate in Digital Applications). If you elect to complete the remaining units in the Sixth Form, then you can achieve 4 GCSE’s – a Diploma of Digital Applications. Learning how to use the different applications software to a high level of competency is very difficult. The software studied includes: desk top publishing, presentations, spreadsheeting, database and web page design. Students should have a good degree of computer competency beforehand. How will I be assessed? 1 x Board set Summative Project Brief (Using ICT) in Year 10 1 x Board set Summative Project Brief (Multimedia) in Year 11

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warlingham School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years