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GCSE ICT at UTC@harbourside

Course description

This GCSE ICT course has been designed to encourage learners to be inspired by following a broad and coherent course of study.

This specification in ICT enables you to:

  • Become an independent and discerning user of ICT, able to make informed decisions about its use and aware if its implications for individuals, organisations and society
  • Acquire and apply creative and technical skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts
  • Develop ITC-based solutions to solve problems
  • Develop your understanding of current and emerging technologies and their social and commercial impact
  • Develop your understanding of the legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental issues raised by ICT
  • Recognise potential risks when using ICT, and develop safe, secure and responsible practice
  • Develop the skills to work collaboratively
  • Evaluate ICT-based solutions

Students will be required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Current and emerging technologies and their impact on individuals, organisations and society
  • A range of ICT tools and techniques and the ways they are used in different contexts to develop ideas and solve problems
  • Legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental implications of the use of ICT for individuals, organisations and society, issues of risk, safety, security and responsible use of ICT
  • Collaborate working

Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Think creatively, logically and critically
  • Select, use and integrate ICT tools and techniques to meet needs
  • Find, select and evaluate information for its relevance, value, accuracy and plausibility
  • Manipulate and process data and other information, sequence instructions, model situations and explore ideas
  • Communicate data and information in a form fit for purpose and audience
  • Adopt safe, secure and responsible practice when using ICT
  • Develop appropriate and effective ICT-based solutions in a range of contexts
  • Evaluate your own and others’ use of ICT

Course content

You will study topics such as:

  • Data and Quality of Data
  • Home Business
  • Organisations: School, Home, Environment
  • Emerging Technologies
  • ICT and Learning
  • Applications Software
  • Information Handling Software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Data Logging and Control
  • DTP Software
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Staying Safe Online
  • Data Protection Issues

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: 13 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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