This course aims to produce ICT ‘savvy’ students, who understand and use the digital devices in use in every part of our daily lives. A good understanding of these technologies is important if you are to keep ahead of this ever changing scenario, both in terms of how they work and the impact on ourselves and others.
You will extend the skills developed at KS3 and build on young people’s love of digital devices. You will explore how technology impacts on every aspect of our daily lives: learning and earning, leisure, shopping and money management, health and well-being, and being on the move. You will learn to understand the risks as well as the benefits and use ICT responsibly.
The units studied are as follows:
- Living in the Digital World
- Using Digital Tools.
- Unit 1 – written exam (1½ hours)
- Unit 2 – controlled assessment
ICT and the World of Work:
The majority of careers involve ICT. A qualification in ICT will show an employer that you already have a good knowledge of software and the use of ICT. Many careers involve a more substantial use of ICT not only directly such as programming, systems analysis and network engineering, but also indirectly such as music production, engineering and design using specialist software. ICT GCSE provides an excellent base for anyone considering such a career route, especially those plannning to go on to study ICT at A-level or BTEC.
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