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GCSE ICT - Introduction

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Mr Collins

on 3 September 2015

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Transcript of GCSE ICT - Introduction

Course Introduction and Outline
C.A.B. stands for Controlled Assessment Brief . Edexcel, the exam board, provide a context for you to complete a project. You will spend time being taught and practicing the skills which will enable you to complete the task.

This is 60% of your final grade and will be made up of the work to be completed during 40 hours in exam conditions.

Your work will not be saved to your on areas you will log on with specific passwords during the controlled assessment and the amount of time spent creating the materials will be logged
So what do i have to actually produce?
Students will create a folder for the Community Spirit Unit; with sub-folders;

Your Tasks
Welcome to GSCE ICT
What will I be learning?
What is the course structure?
what is C.A.B?
What will I be learning?
Why study GCSE ICT?
GCSE ICT will qualify you to operate confidently in today’s digital world.

It doesn’t teach you how computers work or how to program them, but it does show you how to use ICT effectively and safely.
You’ll have a head start. You’ll be building on stuff you already know - a bit like taking a GCSE in a long-held interest.
GCSE ICT is a useful, real-world qualification. It’s relevant - Whatever you choose to do later, the skills you learn will help you; whether you see your future at university, in training, at work, or in managing your money and operating online.
You will explore how digital technology impacts on the lives of individuals, organisations and society.

You will learn about current and emerging digital technologies and the issues raised by their use in a range of contexts (leisure, shopping and money management, health and well-being).

You will develop awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure and responsible practice.

What is the course structure?
You will complete two units of work over the next two years;
'Using Digital Tools'
A practical unit in which you complete a Controlled Assessment Brief which is worth 60% of your overall grade.
'Living in a Digital World'
A 90 minute written paper which is worth 40% of your overall grade
You will complete the practical project in the Year 10 and then learn the theory in preparation for your exam in June of Year 11.
You have two lessons of ICT per week and will be expected to complete classwork and homework in time.
what is C.A.B?
Your C.A.B
Shared Drive > ICT > GSCE ICT > Prom CAB
Learning Objectives:
To understand the requirements of the course and the main topics covered

Learning Outcomes:
You will know how the course is structured
You will know what you will be learning
You will create folders for your practical project with with sub-folders.

Get Organised
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