CIDA & ECDL

CIDA&ECDL (INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY)

DEPARTMENT: INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Course: Certificate in Digital Applications and European Computer Driving Licence

Level: 2

Duration of course: 3 years

Examination Board: Edexcel & BCS

Assessment Method and Component Percentages:

CiDA

1x Coursework Project

1x practical examination

This is a GCSE equivalent and students are graded at A* - C

ECDL

4x Online examination

This is again a GCSE equivalent graded Distinction*-Pass

What will I learn?

 

ICT is a core skill that is essential in home, academic and working life.  This course aims to give students a broad grounding in ICT giving them the confidence and skills needed to thrive in the modern digital world.

 

  • Acquire and apply creative and technical skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts
  • Develop ICT-based solutions to solve problems
  • Develop their understanding of current and emerging technologies and their social and commercial impact
  • Develop their understanding of the legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental issues raised by ICT
  • Recognise potential risks when using ICT, and develop safe, secure and responsible practice
  • Develop the skills to work collaboratively
  • Learn the core skills for the Microsoft Packages.

 

How Will I learn?

  • Through classroom discussion and analysis of IT technology.
  • Through independent research into current technology 
  • Through small group work involving role play and discussion tasks.
  • Through the creation, individually or in groups, of your own high-quality ICT applications and projects.

 

 

Departmental expectations: We expect that all students will attend all ICT lessons and make up any absences by extra work at lunch or after school. We offer support sessions most evenings for students throughout the academic year.

Career potentials: There are very few careers nowadays that do not use IT to some extent in everyday working life. Many careers need high level of ICT skills. There are also a wide range of careers for students working in the IT industry.

Further study: The course leads directly to vocational Level 3 options such as ITGS as well as a standalone qualification for those wishing to purse a different path or enter into employment. All employment opportunities and universities  require candidates to have a good grounding in ICT

 

Contact Person: Mr J Collins: Principal Teacher ICT