ICT - Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5 the department currently offers 3 different courses

OCR A Level ICT

AS EXAM (60%) G061: Information, Systems and Applications

Topics covered in this unit include:

  • Data, information, knowledge and processing
  • Software and hardware components of an information system
  • Characteristics of standard applications software and application areas
  • Spreadsheet concepts
  • Relational database concepts
  • Applications software used for presentation and communication of data
  • The role and impact of ICT – legal, moral and social issues.

AS Coursework (40%) G062: Structured ICT Tasks

This unit gives students the opportunity to explore:

  • Design
  • Software development
  • Testing
  • Documentation.

A2 Exam (60%) G063: ICT Systems, Applications and Implications

In this unit, students gain an understanding of:

  • The systems cycle
  • Designing computer-based information systems
  • Networks and communication
  • Applications of ICT
  • Implementing computer-based information systems
  • Implications of ICT.

A2 Coursework (40%) G064: ICT Project

Here students explore:

  • Definition, investigation and analysis
  • Design
  • Software development, testing and implementation
  • Documentation
  • Evaluation.

Edxcel BTEC ICT (subsidiary diploma and diploma)

No Exam! 100% Coursework!

You will study all or some of the following units:

  • 1 Communication and Employability Skills for IT
  • 2 Computer Systems
  • 3 Information Systems
  • 8 e-Commerce
  • 9 Computer Networks
  • 18 Database Design
  • 28 Website Production
  • 29 Installing and Upgrading Software
  • 30 Digital Graphics
  • 31 Computer Animation

Edxcel BTEC Creative Media (subsidiary diploma)

No Exam! 100% Coursework!

You will study all or some of the following units:

  • 1 Pre-Production Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • 2 Communication Skills for Creative Media Production
  • 3 Research Techniques for the Creative Media Industries
  • 13 Understanding the Computer Games Industry
  • 77 Designing Tests for Computer Games
  • 78 Digital Graphics for Computer Games

Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other. - Bill Gates

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