This course has 60% Controlled Assessment (45 hours) and a 40% terminal examination.
Much of Year 11 will be spent completing Unit 1 (33%) of the course which is submitted to CCEA in May of Year 11 for accreditation. One is related to data processing and develops programming skills; the second is a multimedia project enabling students to display their creative side.
EXAMINATION DETAILS: Unit 2 is an external exam and contributes to 17% of the A2 grade.
Unit 9 coursework is externally marked and contributes to 17% of the A2 grade.
A Level ICT gives pupil's the opportunity to study aspects of software development in detail. In Year 14 pupils develop a software solution for a complex problem this enables them to further develop software and problem solving skills.
Pupils can avail of open access to ICT resources from 8.15 - 9am every morning.
They undergo an induction programme at the start of Year 8 and have opportunities across all learning areas to develop their skills.
We seek to develop sound operational skills and our objectives are to ensure that pupils learn to: Units include Internet Safety, Gaming and Multimedia.
The course covers 3 main areas: Cambridge Nationals ICT (OCR) – Level 2 National Diploma (Double Award) This course provides you with high quality, industry-relevant qualifications geared to the specific requirements of business.
It will provide you with valuable opportunities to develop your ICT skills and gain underpinning knowledge and understanding which will support entry into work or progression to ICT study at A Level.