ICT GCSE at Parliament Hill School
Exam board: OCR Team Leader: Ms E. McKeown, ICT@parliamenthill.camden.sch.uk Why take it? Pathway? This course is designed to prepare you for a world increasingly dominated by the use of ICT systems, which infl uence every aspect of everyday life. Studying ICT will help provide technological and information handling skills that include the ability to gather, process, and manipulate data. It will provide learners with the opportunities to work with a variety of technologies. The qualifi cation has been designed so that learners will be digitally literate, with an up-to-date understanding of the digital world around them. The GCSE takes a vocational perspective in that it has been developed to explore the use of ICT in a commercial setting. Throughout the course, students demonstrate their ability to analyse, design and implement ICT systems for use in a range of environments including those of industry, commerce and the community. The course will provide an essential foundation for any further courses including those specifi c to the use of computers and new technology such as AS or Advanced GCE, vocational and occupational courses. Assessment % breakdown (controlled assessment and external exam) Unit One – External exam (20%) Unit Two – Coursework (30%) Unit Three – External exam (20%) Unit Four – Coursework (30%) Tiers on entry This scheme of assessment is untiered, covering all of the ability range grades from A* to G. Candidates achieving less than the minimum mark for Grade G will be ungraded. Requirements for A level/ Laswap To be accepted on to A Level ICT at LaSwap students should have a minimum of a Grade B at GCSE. Description of course Students study a range of everyday software applications to be able to manipulate and process data, and other information effectively, and effi ciently and to present information in a format suitable for purpose and audience. The ICT GCSE prepares students for employment and gives them a thorough understanding of ICT. Learners will develop an ability to analyse, design and implement ICT systems used in industry, commerce and the community. Year 10 Unit One – External exam (20%) Unit Two – Coursework (30%) Year 11 Unit Three – External exam (20%) Unit Four – Coursework (30%) Useful websites www.ocr.org.uk
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