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Key Stage 3:
 

At Key Stage 3 (KS3), the ICT National Curriculum is followed and it is planned that students will complete the following units in2013/14:

 
Year 7- E-Safety, Data Handling, Multimedia, Spread sheets, Audacity, Moviemaker, Information Reliability and Desktop Publishing.
 
Year 8- E-safety, Pivot-stick animation, Public Information Systems, Modelling, Scratch (basic computing & programming) and Photoshop.
 
Year 9 9U1 – 9S2: E-Safety, ICT skills for business, Basics of Computers and Audacity. 9S3-9S4: E-Safety, ICT for business, Audacity, Website creation, Basics of computers.
 
 
Key Stage 4
 
OCR GCSE

 

Course Description

The GCSE in ICT prepares pupils for future ICT career choices.  Through the two year course pupils:
• become independent and discerning users of ICT, able to make informed decisions about its use and aware of its implications for individuals, organisations and society
• acquire and apply creative and technical skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts
•develop ICT-based solutions to solve problems
• develop their understanding of current and emerging technologies and their social and commercial impact
•develop their understanding of the legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental issues raised by ICT
• recognise potential risks when using ICT and develop safe, secure and responsible practice
• develop the skills to workcollaboratively Assessment is based on two controlled assessments, carried out inlesson and two examinations.
 
[Aspirational  Exceptional  Outstanding]Assessment
Unit B061: ICT in Today’s World
100% Examination
June of Year 11 – 20% of final mark
 
Unit B062: Practical Applications in ICT 100% Controlled Assessment June of Year 10 – 30% of final mark
 
Unit B063: ICT in Context
100% Examination
June of Year 11 – 20% of final mark
 
Unit B064: Creative Use of ICT
100% Controlled Assessment
June of Year 10 – 30% of final mark
 
Cambridge National: OCR
 
Course Description

 
The Cambridge National in ICT will provide learners with essential knowledge, transferable skills and tools to improve their learning in other subjects with the aims of enhancing their employability when they leave education, contributing to their personal development and future economic well-being.  The Cambridge Nationals in ICT will equip learners with sound ICT skills for everyday use and provide opportunities to develop in context those desirable, transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis, working with others or communicating technical concepts effectively.  They will also challenge all learners, including high attaining learners, by introducing them to demanding material and skills; encouraging independence and creativity; providing tasks that engage with the most taxing aspects of the National Curriculum (including data handling, modelling and programming).Assessment is based on two controlled assessments, carried out in lesson and two examinations.
 
Assessment
Unit R001: Understanding Computer Systems 100%Examination June of Year 10, January of Year 11 and June of Yr. 11 – 25% of final mark.
 
Unit R002: Using ICT to Create business Solutions 100% Controlled Assessment Year 10 – 25% of final mark.
 
Unit R005: Creating an Interactive Product using Multimedia Components 100% Controlled Assessment Year 10 and Year 11 – 25% of final mark.
 
Unit R007: Creating Dynamic Products Using Sound and Vision 100% Controlled Assessment Year 10 and Year 11 – 25% of final mark.
 
 

For more information, please contact:

Claire Hunt, Acting Deputy Headteacher on 0161 499 0000.


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