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IB IT in the Global Society Level 3 at LAT16 Wilmington Academy

Course description

IB Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) course is the study and evaluation of the impacts of information technology (IT) on individuals and society.

ITGS explores the advantages and disadvantages of the access and use of digitized information at the local and global level.  ITGS provides a framework for the student to make informed judgements and decisions about the use of IT within social contexts.

Enable the student to evaluate social and ethical considerations arising from the widespread use of IT by individuals, families, communities, organizations and societies at the local and global level.

Develop the student’s understanding of the capabilities of current and emerging IT systems and to evaluate their impact on a range of stakeholders.

Course content

Subjects Covered

Strand 1:  Social and ethical significance SL/HL core

Strand 2: Application to specified scenarios SL/HL core

Strand 3:  IT systems SL/HL core

The project (practical application of IT skills)

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 9-4 grades in GCSE Examinations including English and Maths.

Assessment

Assessment: 

External assessment (3 hours) 70%

Paper 1 (1 hour 45 minutes) 40%

Paper 2 (1 hour 15 minutes) 30%

Internal Assessment: Project (30 hours) 30%

Future opportunities

Students studying ITGS could look towards pursuing careers in Project Management, Systems Analysis, Programmers, Software or Network Engineers, End User Support Analysts, Web or Graphic Designers, Teachers or Trainers and IT Consultants.

Further information

The IBCP aims to develop in students the knowledge, skills and attitudes they will need to fulfill the aims of the IB, as expressed in the organisation’s mission statement and the learner profile. Teaching and learning in the IBCP represents the reality in daily practice of the organisation’s educational philosophy.

  • The ITGS requires students to develop a product that would be suitable for a client.  The aim of this assessment is to prepare students for the workplace.
  • ITGS is the perfect platform to study social informatics at university level.
  • The ITGS course is based on three interconnected strands; Social and ethical significance, Application to specified scenarios, IT systems.
  • The ITGS triangle lies at the heart of the pedagogy. With an understanding of the information technologies, students must be able to evaluate social/ethical issues in specified scenarios.
  • The course is continuously reviewed to ensure it is current and relevant. Minor changes in syllabus content may be introduced each May, for first examinations two years later.
  • ITGS requires students to have strong research and higher order thinking skills.

For more information on this course please contact:

tim.reffold@wilmingtonacademy.org.uk

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 12 October 2018
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