The ICT course is an Applied course involving the use of ICT on a practical basis as well as understanding of its influence on society.
The course will give students an opportunity to develop a broad range of ICT practical skills and a knowledge of the uses of ICT in vocational contexts, as a basis for progression into further learning in ICT-related fields, including progression from AS to A2.
They will also gain an in depth knowledge and understanding of the use of ICT in the real world; for example, the uses and applications of ICT systems within a range of organisations, including the use of basic computer networks; develop an understanding of the effect of these ICT systems on society The course is taught through a combination of Theory and Practical lessons.
At AS level the course covers various topics. From a practical aspect units covered include:
2. communicate effectively with other ICT users using
e-mail and search for appropriate information using the internet;
3. prepare, create, amend and edit documents and interactive presentations;
From a Theory aspect units covered include:
1. the functions and uses of the main hardware and software components of ICT systems including portable communication systems;
2. the ways in which organisations use ICT;
In addition, the aims of the A2 curriculum are to give students a greater in depth understanding of the topics already covered at As Level.
Throughout the course students will be encouraged to adopt a “Student Centered Learning Approach” with various activities to aid in this process. Even though there are no coursework elements to this course; students will undertake a process of continual assessment based on Theory and Practical elements of the course.