INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Want to be an ICT Savvy User? We use some element of ICT almost every minute of the day in this digital world: mobile phones, internet, shopping, photography, socialising etc. This course looks at how ICT has impacted on the way we live our lives in the modern world!
Unit 1 Living in the Digital World
In this unit, students explore how digital technology impacts on the lives of individuals, organisations and society. Students learn about current and emerging digital technologies and the issues raised by their use in a range of contexts (learning and earning, leisure, shopping, money management, health and well-being, on the move). They develop awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure and responsible practice.
Written Paper lasting 90 minutes – 40% weighting
Unit 2 Using Digital Tools
This is a practical unit. Students broaden and enhance their ICT skills and capability. They work with a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts. Students learn to reflect critically on their own and others’ use of ICT and to adopt safe, secure and responsible practice. They put into practice what they have learned about digital technology in Unit 1.
Controlled Assessment Brief (CAB) provided by exam board – 60% weighting
- Students must do the tasks they get marked on in ‘controlled conditions’, so we can be sure it is their own work.
- The controlled assessment is one ‘task’, split into three activities, each of which can be marked on completion.