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Information Communication Technology at Penketh High School

Course description

AS YEAR 12At AS, the two units are complementary and are concerned with applying ICT to solve problems and the study of the opportunities for and affects of using ICT in the world today. Candidates will have the opportunity to put into practice a wide range of softwareand hardware to create solutions to solve problems. Unit 1 – Practical Problem Solving in the Digital WorldTopics included• Practical use of ICT, identifying, designing, producing, testing, documenting and evaluating solutions. • • Data entry, storage, output of information, use of software, current health and safety legislation. • Sample work will be created during some lessons to take into the examination withyou.Assessment Written Paper: 1 hour 30 minutes Weighting: 50% of total AS marksUnit 2 – Living in the Digital WorldTopics included• ICT systems, their components, uses, users, safety and security• Data and information, data transfer, backup and recovery. • Assessment • Written Paper: 1 hour 30 minutes • Weighting: 50% of total AS marks Unit 2Unit 2 A2 YEAR 13At A2, students will study the concepts associated with the use of ICT in the 21st century.They will also have the opportunities for acquiring sills needed in the IT profession such as cooperative working and project management. These practical skills can be developed in areas of ICT that are of interest to them. Students can also use these newly acquired skills as a springboard into other qualifications and working environments. Unit 3 – The use of ICT in the digital worldThis unit looks at the fast changing subject of ICT, including developments in technologyand ICT system capabilities, and how this might affect the world that makes use of ICT. Topics included• Future developments in ICT, Information systems, ICT strategy and policies,Legislation and Systems development. Assessment Written paper: 2 hours30% of A Level Unit 4 – Coursework: Practical Issues Involved in the Use of ICT in the Digital WorldThis unit provides students with the opportunity to complete a substantial real project involving the production of an ICT-related system. In doing so, students will enhance theirtransferable practical skills. Currently, the project is based around the design and creation of a functional website usingHTML and Php. Assessment 100% Coursework20% of A level.

Entry requirements

To study ICT at AS and A2 it is recommended that you have a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade A* - C(including English and Maths), preferably with GCSE ICT, although this is not essential.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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