This is a practical course that is ideal for students who enjoy working in a hands-on environment using industry-standard software. This is a course which explores the use of ICT in the 21st Century. The course aims to give students the ability to carry out independent research. The students will analyse the use of software applications and develop their software skills independently.
Unit 1: Using ICT to communicate
This unit will help you to understand how developments in technology have influenced individuals and society. You will communicate and present information which is well suited to its purpose and its audience while adopting standard ways of working. The unit is assessed through assignment through coursework.
Unit 2: How organisations use ICT.
This unit will help you to understand the information needs of organisations and how organisations, both large and small, public and commercial, are structured.
For this unit you will produce a pre-release of which will be used within an examination.
Unit 3: ICT solutions for individuals and society.
This unit will help you understand the effects ICT can have on individuals and society. You will understand the purpose and uses of ICT in organisation and evaluate the suitability of information for a client. For this unit you will produce a portfolio of work to meet the assessment requirements for the unit. This unit is internally assessed through coursework.
Unit 48: Working to a brief.
The unit will help you develop project management skills. For this unit you will produce a portfolio of work which will be internally assessed through coursework.
Unit 50: Interactive Multimedia Product
This unit helps you to be critical of commercially produced interactive multimedia products and to appreciate what is involved in the design and creation of multimedia applications, including the hardware and software. For this unit you will produce a portfolio of work which will be internally assessed through coursework.
Unit 52: Artwork and imaging
This unit helps you to learn and apply a variety of artwork and imaging skills to design products to meet client needs. The unit is assessed through a portfolio of work which will be internally assessed through coursework.
This is an excellent course for students who wish to improve knowledge of ICT and their practical skills. A qualification in this subject is equally useful for students who wish to study an ICT related course in Higher Education or to enter employment in an ICT-related area.
GCSE GRADE PROFILE
Students who study this subject normally achieve A* to C grades in 5 or more subjects at GCSE. If ICT was taken at GCSE you are expected to have gained a grade C or above.