Information Technology

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Year 10

Information and Communication Technology gives students the opportunity to identify and solve real problems by designing information and communication systems in a wide range of contexts related to their personal interests. Information and Communication Technology develops students’ interdisciplinary skills and their capacity for imaginative, innovative thinking, creativity and independence.

The course builds upon the knowledge, understanding and skills established at KS3, enabling students to become competent users of word processing, spreadsheet modelling, data handling and multimedia software and to be autonomous users of information and communication technology.

Students also become familiar with the different applications and effects of information and communication technology at home, in school, in business and in industry.

The specification is divided into a total of 4 units and is the equivalent of 1 GCSE:

  • Unit 1: Understanding ICT.
  • Unit 2: Solving Problems with ICT.
  • Unit 3: ICT in Organisations.
  • Unit 4: Developing Multimedia ICT Solutions.

 

 

 

 

Weighting

 

Marks

UMS

Unit 1

Understanding ICT

20%

80

40

Unit 2

Solving Problems with ICT

30%

80

60

Unit 3

ICT in Organisations

20%

80

40

Unit 4

Developing Multimedia ICT Solutions

30%

80

60

 

Unit 1

20%

1½ hours

Examination Paper

This examination will assess the requirements of the Key Stage 4 Programme of Study for Information and Communication Technology and the functional elements of ICT in a home and school context.

Unit 2

30%

22½ hours

Controlled Assessment

This controlled assessment consists of a portfolio of work which shows students’ attainment in obtaining and interpreting different types of information; using, developing and communication information to meet the purpose of their studies and presenting the results of their work. This assignment will assess the practical aspects of the functional elements of ICT.

Unit 3

20%

1½ hours

Examination Paper

This examination paper will assess the ‘application’ content of ICT in a business and industry context.  

Unit 4

30%

22½ hours

Controlled Assessment

This controlled assessment will give students the opportunity to develop a piece of work using multimedia software following a single task brief issued by the WJEC. 

 

 

Year 11

Information and Communication Technology gives students the opportunity to identify and solve real problems by designing information and communication systems in a wide range of contexts related to their personal interests. Information and Communication Technology develops students’ interdisciplinary skills and their capacity for imaginative, innovative thinking, creativity and independence.

The course builds upon the knowledge, understanding and skills established at KS3, enabling students to become competent users of word processing, spreadsheet modelling, data handling and multimedia software and to be autonomous users of information and communication technology.

Students also become familiar with the different applications and effects of information and communication technology at home, in school, in business and in industry.

The specification is divided into a total of 4 units and is the equivalent of 1 GCSE:

  • Unit 1: Understanding ICT.
  • Unit 2: Solving Problems with ICT.
  • Unit 3: ICT in Organisations.
  • Unit 4: Developing Multimedia ICT Solutions.

 

 

 

Weighting

 

Marks

UMS

Unit 1

Understanding ICT

20%

80

40

Unit 2

Solving Problems with ICT

30%

80

60

Unit 3

ICT in Organisations

20%

80

40

Unit 4

Developing Multimedia ICT Solutions

30%

80

60

 

Unit 1

20%

1½ hours

Examination Paper

This examination will assess the requirements of the Key Stage 4 Programme of Study for Information and Communication Technology and the functional elements of ICT in a home and school context.

Unit 2

30%

22½ hours

Controlled Assessment

This controlled assessment consists of a portfolio of work which shows students’ attainment in obtaining and interpreting different types of information; using, developing and communication information to meet the purpose of their studies and presenting the results of their work. This assignment will assess the practical aspects of the functional elements of ICT.

Unit 3

20%

1½ hours

Examination Paper

This examination paper will assess the ‘application’ content of ICT in a business and industry context.  

Unit 4

30%

22½ hours

Controlled Assessment

This controlled assessment will give students the opportunity to develop a piece of work using multimedia software following a single task brief issued by the WJEC.