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ICT

 

SUBJECT AIM

Information and Communication Technology encourages learners to develop lifelong skills, including; understanding and using applications, using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to solve problems, analysing, designing, implementing, testing and evaluating ICT systems, ensuring that they are fit for purpose, understanding the implications of technology in society, including social, economic and ethical uses. Awareness of the ways ICT can help in home, learning and work environments. A balance of theory and practical skills thorough knowledge and understanding of a subject and help to develop the skills students need for their next steps in education or employment.

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

The course will cover a wide range of units which aims are to develop; knowledge of ICT including new and emerging technologies, autonomous and discerning use of ICT, skills to enhance work produced in a range of contexts, skills to analyse, design, implement, test and evaluate ICT systems, skills to consider the impact of current and new technologies on methods of working in the outside world and on social, economic, ethical and moral issues, ICT-based solutions to solve problems, the ability to recognise potential risks when using ICT, and use safe, secure and responsible practice.

HOW WILL YOU BE ASSESSED                           

IGCSE ICT

(A*-G)

Paper 1

Paper 2

Paper 3

Theory

100 Marks

2 hours

40% weighting

Document Production and Data Manipulation

80 Marks

2 hours 30 Minutes

30% weighting

Data Analysis and Website Authoring

80 Marks

2 hours 30 mins

30% weighting

 

WHAT THIS SUBJECT CAN LEAD TO

  • ICT provides opportunities to promote enterprise and entrepreneurial skills through the process of identifying an opportunity to design a system to meet a specific need, developing their own system and finally evaluating the whole process. Tasks linked to the practical elements provide opportunities to develop independent thinking skills, through candidates identifying relevant sources of information and developing specific performance criteria for their designs to guide their thinking.
  • The course provides a good foundation for further study at IB (ITGS) and university courses.

Please click on the arrow for a detailed breakdown:

Year 10

Term

Overarching topic

Assessment

Learning Resources

Half Term 1

Types of components of computer systems

File Management

End of Unit tests and cumulative assessments throughout Term 1- Term 6

IGCSE past papers

Textbook – IGCSE

ONENOTE – Revision and Learner Guide section

 

 

Half Term 2

Input and output devices

Images

Styles

Half Term 3

Storage devices and media

Data analysis using Spreadsheets

Half Term 4

Graphs and Charts

Styles

Half Term 5

Network and the effects of using them

Proofing

Half Term 6

Presentation

ICT Applications

Year 11

Term

Overarching topic

Assessment

Learning Resources

Half Term 1

Data manipulation

The systems life cycle

End of Unit tests and cumulative assessments throughout Term 1- Term 6

IGCSE past papers

Half Term 2

Website authoring

Safety and security

End of Unit tests and cumulative assessments throughout Term 1- Term 6

Textbook – IGCSE

Half Term 3

Website authoring –

End of Unit tests and cumulative assessments throughout Term 1- Term 6

ONENOTE – Revision and Learner Guide section

Half Term 4

Practical Examination Practice

End of Unit tests and cumulative assessments throughout Term 1- Term 6

IGCSE past papers

Half Term 5

Revision and Examination Preparation

Mock Examinations

Textbook – IGCSE

Half Term 6

FINAL IGCSE EXAMS