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Information Communication Technology at All Saints Catholic College, Specialist in Humanities

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ICT –       CiDA – Certificate in Digital Applications (2 GCSES)Thecourse above will be offered at level 2 to all students.The Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA), equivalent to two GCSEs.There are currently four units available:1) Using ICT,3) Graphics andTo gain CiDA students must achieve Unit 1 plus one other unit.There are no examinations. Instead, students complete a Summative Project Brief (SPB) set by Edexcel for each unit. They present their evidence in an eportfolio which is internally assessed and externally moderated. Unit 1 - Using ICTWe live in an age of information overload – TV, radio, text-messaging, web and e-mail, telephone, video, DVD and CD – to say nothing of newspapers, magazines and face-to-face conversations.How do we manage all of the information we receive – and how do we judge its usefulness? How can we present it clearly and effectively so it communicates the message we want to convey?These are all issues addressed by the course in Using ICT, which will also teach you how to critically evaluate your own work, and the work of others.Unit 3 – GraphicsGraphic images are central to modern culture. Can you imagine a world without them? Think of the images used to promote products, clothes, and services in the worlds of fashion, advertising and marketing.In this unit, you’ll look at the ways in which they’re used, and create your own original designs. You’ll investigate the range of graphic ‘products’ – on websites, photographs, magazines and others – and learn how to capture material to use in your own work.You’ll learn about and use the main types of software for creating graphics – vector and bitmap-based tools – and how to prepare artwork for use on screen and in print. You’ll also manage and plan your work and, like the other units, prepare and present an eportfolio.What is an ‘eportfolio’?An eportfolio is the name given to the electronic record of all of the work you produce on the course. You will learn to file and manage your work electronically, back it up and present it. It’s equivalent to the written, paper-based coursework you may be asked to do for other courses.

Future opportunities

What can you do when you complete the course?You will have a wide range of options. If you find that this is the area you want to pursue, you can go on to a wide range of AS and A Level or BTEC courses. You may then decide to go on to Higher Education.Alternatively, you may want to go into work with training, in which case an appropriate Apprenticeship scheme may be for you.

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Last updated date: 04 December 2017
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