At key stage 3, the focus is on skill development in word processing, desk top publishing, presentations, databases, spreadsheets, website development and programming. The schemes of work have been developed with consideration given to the national strategy materials for ICT. The target for all students at key stage 3 is to achieve a level 6 (the national target is level 5).
The OCR Nationals ICT aims to prepare students for employment in the Information and Communication Technology sector, particularly in job roles where they will be expected to use ICT skills, liaise with users and carry out ICT support roles.
Due to changes proposed by the current Government, this qualification will be phased out and replaced. Only the current Year 10 and Year 11 (2012-13) students will complete this qualification.
In order to play a full part in modern society, we firmly believe that students must be confident, discerning and effective users of ICT. This course provides students with a wide range of opportunities to develop, use and apply their ICT skills and knowledge to further their understanding of Business and Communication Systems.
The AS and A level course in Applied ICT offers students a highly contemporary experience in ICT. It provides innovation in how it is delivered and promotes student creativity through a paperless scheme of assessment. Real world problems require real world solutions, solutions that acknowledge the multi-faceted nature of ICT in society today. gains when employees use computers and have access to the internet.