ICT

 ICT at Kilgarth

Subject leader: Mr McConnachie

DSC_6793ICT is now an everyday part of any students developing world. Society today uses masses of information in many forms including text, graphics, animated visual images and sounds. The increasing use of technology to put this information across to different audiences has changed the face of communication. 
In recognition of this ICT has become a Core Subject at Kilgarth School. Information Communication Technology (ICT) is used throughout the curriculum by all subjects and in many different contexts.  In addition to this, all students receive discrete ICT lessons during Key Stage 3

 

 

Year 7

File management      Presentation Skills    Desktop Publishing

Esafety                      Spreadsheet design     Data Handling

Year 8

Sequencing Instructions    Internet research       Graphics

Information, reliability, validity and Bias   Email features and functions          Music design and production  Cryptography

Year 9

Computer Programming      Graphic Design     Modelling

Animation   Technology in the Future   3D design and Google Sketchup

Impact of ICT on society            OCR project


Key Stage 4

 

GCSE
Students take part in a variety of activities and opportunities to acquire competence and skills in Information Communication Technology.  This allows them to use ICT independently to demonstrate their ability to gather, store, process and present information using information systems.  Students are required to follow the Cambridge Nationals in ICT in order to achieve a GCSE equivalent grade.  Assessment will be based on the following components:

 

Cambridge Nationals

The OCR Cambridge Nationals are vocationally related qualifications that take an engaging, practical and inspiring approach to learning and assessment. ICT skills are essential for success in employment and higher education, and are among the fundamental transferable skills required by employers. Cambridge Nationals deliver these skills across the whole range of learning styles and abilities, effectively engaging and inspiring all students to achieve great things.

 

 

Exam Board

The exam board is OCR and you are studying Cambridge Nationals in ICT at Level 2 (certificate). Their website can be found at http://www.cambridgenationals.org.uk/. The website has lots of useful information and exemplar materials including mark schemes.

 

Delivery Timetable

 

Autumn Spring Summer 
 Creating Digital Images Handling Data using

Databases

 

 Using ICT to CreateBusiness Solutions

 Understanding Computer

Systems

 

 UnderstandingComputer Systems

 

 

 

Outline of Modules

 

Unit R001: Understanding Computer Systems(mandatory) 1 hr written exam (externally assessed 1 hr written exam (externally assessed)
Unit R002: Using ICT to Create Business Solutions(mandatory) Coursework (internally assessed)

 

Coursework (internally assessed)
Unit R006: Creating Digital Images (optional)Coursework (internally assessed)

 

 

Coursework (internally assessed)
Unit R007: Creating Dynamic Products using Sound and Vision(optional) Coursework (internally assessed)

 

Coursework (internally assessed)

 


Pass (P)            with equivalence to GCSE grade C

Merit (M)            with equivalence to GCSE grade B

Distinction (D)    with equivalence to GCSE grade A