ICT is a subject area that aims to develop students for present and future jobs, especially new and emerging jobs with the quick rollover and development of technology. It makes use of a range of software packages to develop students planning, analytical and evaluative skills.
Key Stage 4
This course is about using ICT in everyday life, be that at home or in your life at work. It is about being able to carry out complex tasks and saving yourself time and effort by letting the computer do the work for you.
There are two elements to the qualification, Controlled Assessment and an exam.
Controlled Assessment; Students will be given a problem to solve using IT. They will need to devise a plan to follow to solve the problem they have been given, and then need to follow your plan to build a working solution for the problem. As they move through the process students must evaluate and adapt the plan they have developed to ensure the solution is successful.
Exam; Students are expected to understand the world of ICT and project planning. They will learn how to plan a project and successfully implement the solution. Therefore, they will learn about a range of planning tools and methods of collecting information to use in a project. Students will also investigate the misuse of ICT and the impact that it can have on both the individual and a business.