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IT IN THE GLOBAL SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE at The Lenham School

Course description

The information technology in a global society (ITGS) course is the study and evaluation of the impacts of information technology (IT) on individuals and society. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of the access and use of digitised information at the local and global level. ITGS provides a framework for the student to make informed judgments and decisions about the use of IT within social contexts.

The aims of the ITGS course is to:

      • enable the student to evaluate social and ethical considerations arising from the widespread use of IT by individuals, families, communities, organisations 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
      • enable the student to apply their knowledge of existing IT systems to various scenarios and to make informed judgments about the effects of IT developments on them
      • encourage students to use their knowledge of IT systems and practical IT skills to justify IT solutions for a specified client or end-user

Course content

Focuses on the systematic and critical study of human experience and behaviour relating to the relationship between human beings and information and communication technologies (IT systems).

Requires students to have sufficient technical knowledge of IT systems to be able to make informed decisions about their use (digital wisdom in contrast to digital literacy).

Discusses the moral and ethical issues leading to informed decisions being made about the development, implementation, use and disposal of IT systems.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at Level 4 or above (A*-C equivalent), including English Lit or Lang at grade 4 and Maths at Level 4. Subject specific results will also be considered when choosing this course.

Assessment

Two written exams.

One unit of coursework which is assessed internally.

Future opportunities

This exciting qualification gives students an excellent opportunity to move into a number of different pathways.

The course can lead to University places with recognised UCAS points attached to each element of the programme. It could also lead to higher level apprenticeships and directly into a job role.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Lenham School directly.

Last updated date: 11 November 2018
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