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Computing - KS5 - AS/ A Level ICT syllabus

Computing - KS5 - AS/ A Level ICT syllabus

Information Communication Technology

Level & Exam Board: A Level - OCR
Content:  G061 Information, Systems and Applications - Exam

  • 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, oral and social issues

G062 Structured ICT Tasks - Coursework

This unit gives the learners the opportunity to explore:

  • Design
  • Software development
  • Testing
  • Documentation

G063 ICT Systems, Applications and Implications - Exam

Topics covered in this unit include:

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

G064 ICT Project - Coursework

Here learners explore:

  • Definition, investigation and analysis
  • Design
  • Software development
  • Documentation
  • Evaluation

Assessment:

  • Assessment: 2 x 2hr exams (each worth 30%) Focus on Business ICT content
  • Coursework  40% as the best method of assessing practical skills – this means candidates gain communication and presentation skills that can be transferred into the business world. 

Transferable Skills:

Focus is on the practical applications of ICT, which gives learners the skills they’ll need to enter today’s business world.
 
Progression:

ICT there are good progression routes to higher and further education. Ideal foundation for learners who want to pursue ICT at degree level or as a career.
 
Entry requirements: GCSE ICT or GCSE Computing Grade C or higher

Contact: CTL Ms N Artemis - email: nicole.artemis@haverstock.camden.sch.uk