ICT

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STAFF

Mrs M Dudley

WHY STUDY THIS SUBJECT?

Digital Applications focuses on ICT as a powerful tool for real-life use within a wide range of applications. It encourages students to become independent users of ICT, making appropriate choices of software and tools to be used. Students are expected to be able to plan and manage the integration of tools from different software.

SKILLS

The course is designed to follow on from the KS3 syllabus with a strong emphasis on producing work suitable for both audience and purpose. It promotes creative use of applications, and its real-life, outcome orientated emphasis is involving and stimulating.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Students work on 2 units:
Unit 1: Developing Web Products (Compulsory)

Plus 1 from the following list
Unit 2: Creative Multimedia
Unit 3: Artwork and Imaging
Unit 4: Game Making

Lessons will involve use of the computers to produce a range of multimedia products.

ASSESSMENT

  • Unit 1: Practical examination – 2½ hour computer based exam (25% of marks)
  • Unit 2: Creative Multimedia – Assessment of performance in project brief tasks (33 marks)
  • Unit 3: Artwork and Imaging – Assessment of performance in project brief tasks (33 marks)
  • Unit 4 : Game Making – Assessment of performance in

Examining Board:Edexcel

Course Outcome:CIDA (Certificate in Digital Applications)
https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/digital-applications-cida-dida/cida-2012.html