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CCEA Applied ICT A Level

 

At Shimna Integrated College students will study the CCEA Applied ICT course. This course will offer students opportunities to work with real people and organisations as case studies. The course enables students to develop a broad understanding of Information and Communication Technology principles and gives them the opportunity to focus on a specific pathway. In addition, the qualification covers a mixture of teaching and learning experiences from the theoretical through to those with a clear practical emphasis.

 

Aims of the Course

The course aims to develop:

·         Problem solving skills through the practical application of ICT

·         Interpersonal skills necessary for communicating and working with others

·         The ability to reflect critically on the effectiveness of solutions created

·         The ability to reflect critically on the effectiveness of personal performance

·         The ability to adopt standard ways of working

·         The ability to work independently.

Content

The course consists of 6 Units over the course of two years:

AS Unit 1: Information and Communication

AS Unit 2: Software Applications and Tools

AS Unit 3: Organisations and Information Systems

A2 Unit 7: Investigating Systems

A2 Unit 8: Database Development

A2 Unit 10: Multimedia Technology

Assessment

Students are assessed against four Assessment Objectives for Applied ICT GCE.

AO 1:

ICT Capability
Students must demonstrate practical capability in applying ICT.

AO 2:

Knowledge and Understanding
Students must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of ICT systems and their roles in organisations and society.

AO 3:

ICT Problem Solving
Students must apply knowledge, skills and understanding to produce solutions for ICT problems.

AO 4:

Evaluation
Students must evaluate ICT solutions and their own performance.

 

 

Unit 1 Information and Communication

This unit will help candidates understand the importance of information and communication within an organisation. Skills in writing, in the use of language, in the selection and manipulation of data as well as in the use of different modes and styles of presentation will be developed. The unit will focus on the nature of information in organisations, on how it is gathered, presented, communicated and used effectively to support the organisation. Candidates will be required to examine and apply standard ways of working in this context.

This unit is assessed internally and worth

16 2/3 % of the overall A Level grade

 

 

Unit 2  Software Applications and Tools

This unit will develop skills and understanding in the most commonly used software applications and communications technology. Candidate will be required to use these applications to support business functions in a given context. Candidates will be required to research, select, evaluate and use software to provide solutions to given problems. Candidates will be required to understand issues relating to their choice of software. Candidates will be required to examine and apply standard ways of working in this context.

External Computer Based Examination

21/2 hour paper

Worth 16 2/3 %

 

 

Unit 3  Organisations and Information Systems

 

This unit will help develop an understanding of organisations and the information systems necessary for their support. It will examine the nature of organisations and how they are structured and managed. The unit will help candidates understand how information and ICT systems support the business function. Management information and its use in a business environment will be considered.

The unit will look at how information is gathered, managed, communicated and exchanged effectively to support an organisation. It will also consider how information and the surrounding ethical, legal and health and safety issues impact on an organisation. Candidates will be required to examine and apply standard ways of working in this context.

Internal

 Worth 16 2/3 %

A2

Unit 7 Investigating Systems

In this unit candidates will learn why it is important to fully understand the systems development process, the role of Systems Analysis and Design and the importance of the User, in the creation of the best working solutions to business problems. This unit will help develop analysis and design skills using a range of tools and techniques that can be applied in the investigation of systems. Candidates will examine the stages involved in the systems development process and consider the associated documentation including, project plans, feasibility reports, systems specifications and test plans. Candidates will examine and evaluate a range of methods and tools used in the systems investigation process. They will consider alternative solutions and recommendations and appreciate the risks and costs involved. Candidates will be required to work with others to examine issues and to enhance their understanding of possible systems solutions. They will be required to develop and apply project management skills to their work. This is a synoptic unit and brings together and makes connections with the areas of knowledge, skills and understanding covered within the specification. Candidates will be required to examine and apply standard ways of working in this context.

External - 2 hour paper

Worth 16 2/3 %

 

Unit 8 Database Development

This unit will examine database technology and develop database skills. It will introduce database and modelling concepts. Candidates will be required to understand normalisation to third level, relational database structures, queries and the development of a relational database to implement a model. Candidates will be required to design, implement, test and document solutions to given problems. Candidates will be required to develop and apply project management skills to their work. Candidates will be required to examine and apply standard ways of working in this context.

Internal

16 2/3 %

 

Unit 10 Multimedia Technology

This unit will require candidates to understand multimedia requirements and apply appropriate hardware and software in given contexts. They will design, document and present multimedia solutions using a range of techniques including animation and video. Candidates will learn how to evaluate solutions using a structured approach. They will work with others to examine issues, to enhance their understanding of possible solutions and to develop multimedia solutions. They will learn to develop and apply project management skills to their work. Candidates will be required to examine and apply standard ways of working in this context.

Internal

16 2/3 %

             

CCEA Applied ICT A Level

 

At Shimna Integrated College students will study the CCEA Applied ICT course. This course will offer students opportunities to work with real people and organisations as case studies. The course enables students to develop a broad understanding of Information and Communication Technology principles and gives them the opportunity to focus on a specific pathway. In addition, the qualification covers a mixture of teaching and learning experiences from the theoretical through to those with a clear practical emphasis.

 

Aims of the Course

The course aims to develop:

·         Problem solving skills through the practical application of ICT

·         Interpersonal skills necessary for communicating and working with others

·         The ability to reflect critically on the effectiveness of solutions created

·         The ability to reflect critically on the effectiveness of personal performance

·         The ability to adopt standard ways of working

·         The ability to work independently.

Content

The course consists of 6 Units over the course of two years:

AS Unit 1: Information and Communication

AS Unit 2: Software Applications and Tools

AS Unit 3: Organisations and Information Systems

A2 Unit 7: Investigating Systems

A2 Unit 8: Database Development

A2 Unit 10: Multimedia Technology

Assessment

Students are assessed against four Assessment Objectives for Applied ICT GCE.

AO 1:

ICT Capability
Students must demonstrate practical capability in applying ICT.

AO 2:

Knowledge and Understanding
Students must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of ICT systems and their roles in organisations and society.

AO 3:

ICT Problem Solving
Students must apply knowledge, skills and understanding to produce solutions for ICT problems.

AO 4:

Evaluation
Students must evaluate ICT solutions and their own performance.

 

 

Unit 1 Information and Communication

This unit will help candidates understand the importance of information and communication within an organisation. Skills in writing, in the use of language, in the selection and manipulation of data as well as in the use of different modes and styles of presentation will be developed. The unit will focus on the nature of information in organisations, on how it is gathered, presented, communicated and used effectively to support the organisation. Candidates will be required to examine and apply standard ways of working in this context.

This unit is assessed internally and worth

16 2/3 % of the overall A Level grade

 

 

Unit 2  Software Applications and Tools

This unit will develop skills and understanding in the most commonly used software applications and communications technology. Candidate will be required to use these applications to support business functions in a given context. Candidates will be required to research, select, evaluate and use software to provide solutions to given problems. Candidates will be required to understand issues relating to their choice of software. Candidates will be required to examine and apply standard ways of working in this context.

External Computer Based Examination

21/2 hour paper

Worth 16 2/3 %

 

 

Unit 3  Organisations and Information Systems

 

This unit will help develop an understanding of organisations and the information systems necessary for their support. It will examine the nature of organisations and how they are structured and managed. The unit will help candidates understand how information and ICT systems support the business function. Management information and its use in a business environment will be considered.

The unit will look at how information is gathered, managed, communicated and exchanged effectively to support an organisation. It will also consider how information and the surrounding ethical, legal and health and safety issues impact on an organisation. Candidates will be required to examine and apply standard ways of working in this context.

Internal

 Worth 16 2/3 %

A2

Unit 7 Investigating Systems

In this unit candidates will learn why it is important to fully understand the systems development process, the role of Systems Analysis and Design and the importance of the User, in the creation of the best working solutions to business problems. This unit will help develop analysis and design skills using a range of tools and techniques that can be applied in the investigation of systems. Candidates will examine the stages involved in the systems development process and consider the associated documentation including, project plans, feasibility reports, systems specifications and test plans. Candidates will examine and evaluate a range of methods and tools used in the systems investigation process. They will consider alternative solutions and recommendations and appreciate the risks and costs involved. Candidates will be required to work with others to examine issues and to enhance their understanding of possible systems solutions. They will be required to develop and apply project management skills to their work. This is a synoptic unit and brings together and makes connections with the areas of knowledge, skills and understanding covered within the specification. Candidates will be required to examine and apply standard ways of working in this context.

External - 2 hour paper

Worth 16 2/3 %

 

Unit 8 Database Development

This unit will examine database technology and develop database skills. It will introduce database and modelling concepts. Candidates will be required to understand normalisation to third level, relational database structures, queries and the development of a relational database to implement a model. Candidates will be required to design, implement, test and document solutions to given problems. Candidates will be required to develop and apply project management skills to their work. Candidates will be required to examine and apply standard ways of working in this context.

Internal

16 2/3 %

 

Unit 10 Multimedia Technology

This unit will require candidates to understand multimedia requirements and apply appropriate hardware and software in given contexts. They will design, document and present multimedia solutions using a range of techniques including animation and video. Candidates will learn how to evaluate solutions using a structured approach. They will work with others to examine issues, to enhance their understanding of possible solutions and to develop multimedia solutions. They will learn to develop and apply project management skills to their work. Candidates will be required to examine and apply standard ways of working in this context.

Internal

16 2/3 %

             

Contact Details
Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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Contact Details
Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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