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KS4 Information Communication Technology Course title and type of qualification: Cambridge Nationals Certificate/Diploma What will I learn? In today’s workplace the ability to use ICT is an essential skill with employers a high level of ability in the use of applications and manipulation of data. Students have the opportunity to study units for the Certificate or Diploma qualifications. The course comprises the following units: R001: Understanding computer systems This unit will provide learners with the underpinning knowledge and understanding required to use computer systems effectively. Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of the systems they use both at home and at school and will explore how these same technologies are used by business organisations. R002: Using ICT to create business solutions Learners will use a wide range of applications that are commonly used in the workplace, schools, and in further and higher education. They will learn how to select the most appropriate software to complete tasks to meet specified business requirements in a variety of contexts. R004: Handling data using databases On completion of this unit learners will be able to modify an existing database and produce a relational database. They will also be able to create queries to interrogate a database and find specific records and produce reports based on the results of these queries and create a user interface for the database. R005: Creating an interactive product using multimedia components This unit will enable learners to demonstrate their creative flair by combining multimedia components to create a vibrant, energetic or stimulating interactive product. Interactive products are used widely in everyday life; from visiting a website, ordering online products, using mobile phone applications, viewing a presentation, e-learning products or playing computer games. Optional R003: Handling data using spreadsheets R008: Introduction to computer programming R009: Exploring computer hardware and networks R010: Developing control systems How will I be assessed? R001 is assessed with a written paper of 1 hour duration. All other units are centre assessed and OCR moderated using centre or OCR produced tasks. What could I move onto? This course will provide excellent progression to A Level Computer Science and into Vocational ICT courses. These provide progression to degree level courses in the areas of computing, engineering and science. Whilst this specification is not specifically mapped to any particular industry standard IT qualifications it will provide a sound preparatory basis of study for them. In addition the course provides the knowledge, skills and understanding that a growing number of employers are demanding. Examination Board: OCR
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