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GCSE ICT. Thinking about GCSE ICT ?. Thinking about GCSE ICT ?. Why Study Information & Communication Technology ?. The world is becoming increasingly dominated by the use of ICT systems. These influence every aspect of our everyday lives.

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Thinking about GCSE ICT ?

Why Study Information & Communication Technology ?

The world is becoming increasingly dominated by the use of ICT systems.

These influence every aspect of our everyday lives.

The study of ICT will help provide you with the ANALYTICAL(thinking),COMMUNICATION(writing, talking, giving presentations) and TECHNICAL skills(using a computer at a high level) that you will need to compete as as active participant in this exciting and dynamic world.

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Thinking about GCSE ICT ?

Why Study Information & Communication Technology ?

The ICT GCSE course

will also provide you with an essential foundation for any further courses including those specific to the use of computers and new technology such as A level, AS level, and many vocational and occupational courses.

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What will I STUDY?

Thinking about GCSE ICT ?

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Thinking about GCSE ICT ?

You will study:

* How ICT is used for work and leisure;

* The positive and negative effects of ICT on society;

* How to design and use ICT systems;

* Hardware, software and communication networks.

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WHAT will I Learn?

Thinking about GCSE ICT ?

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Thinking about GCSE ICT ?

You will learn to build on the skills you have already:

*Using software such as word processors, databases,

spreadsheets, DTP, presentational software, INTERNET etc

You will also learn about:

* The practical design of ICT systems;

* Key skills in numeracy, communication and ICT;

* Applying ICT to real life situations to solve problems;

* Using ICT to research, acquire, manipulate and present

information.

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How is my work marked ?

Thinking about GCSE ICT ?

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Thinking about GCSE ICT ?

Assessment:

This course consists of FOUR modules:

Modules 2 and 4 are based on coursework

Modules 1 and 3 are written examinations

There are two levels of entry for the examination papers:

Foundation and Higher.

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Thinking about GCSE ICT ?

Assessment:

The coursework (3 projects) counts for

Of your GCSE grade

The exams (2 papers) counts for

Of your GCSE grade

60%

40%

Two coursework tasks are completed in year 10 and one in year 11

All ICT lessons are in a COMPUTER ROOM

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Virtually ANY career you choose to enter, will involve some use of ICT

Some require more ICT than others

The next page shows Careers that are specifically to do with computers

Thinking about a career in ICT ?

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Programming, Systems Analysis, Software Design

  • Technical Support
  • Website Design
  • Computer sales
  • Network Management
  • Computer Technician
  • Multimedia
  • Computer Engineering
  • Education and Training
  • Expert Systems Development eg medicine/ law
  • Robotics & artificial intelligence
  • Data entry and control

Careers in ICT

Thinking about a career in ICT ?

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Thinking about GCSE ICT ?

Thinking about a career in ICT ?

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What shall I do now?

Thinking about GCSE ICT ? Thinking about a career in ICT ?

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In the shared area for YEAR 9 there is a folder called

“Computer Careers”

If you click on the links you can reach websites where more information is available

Leaflets on ICT GCSE are

available from your teacher

or from room 18

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Thank you for watching

Thinking about GCSE ICT ?