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Learning at West Coventry Academy



Qualification: Cambridge Nationals in ICT (Level 2)          Exam Board: OCR

Is ICT for you?

Do you enjoy using computers and want to improve these skills through an exciting and new qualification?

Are you interested in learning how to enhance your ICT multimedia skills?

Do you want a qualification that is relevant and helps prepare you for a world increasingly dominated by the use of ICT?

Do you prefer courses which involve coursework with only one final exam?

Do you want to gain hands-on experience in a wide range of career-linked ICT skills?

Are you thinking about studying ICT after year 11 or possibly having a career in ICT?

What Will You Do?

This qualification is particularly attractive because of the real-world relevance and close alignment with industrial practice – allowing students to achieve a real understanding of their subject that’s a true fit with the needs of the workplace. It is assessed by 75% coursework and 25% exam, suiting students who prefer a coursework-based method of assessment.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Assessment Details:

Students will complete two compulsory units:

Unit 1: Understanding Computer Systems

This unit is assessed by an external exam, and is worth 25% of the final grade.

Content of this unit includes:

  • Devices, software, and configurations
  • Data capture, validation and transfer
  • Communication and collaborative working
  • ICT legislation and ethical issues

Unit 2: Using ICT to create business solutions

This unit is assessed internally with written coursework, and is worth 25% of the final grade.

Content of this unit includes:

  • Databases and mail merge
  • Spreadsheets
  • Publishing and document design
  • Presentations
  • E-mail

Students then complete two additional units that are worth 25% each from options such as:

  • Creating dynamic products using sound and vision
  • Creating an interactive product using multimedia components
  • Introduction to computer programming
  • Creating digital images

Possible Career Options:

  • Web Designer
  • IT Advisor
  • Programmer
  • Software Industry
  • Systems Analyst
  • Game Designer

Further Education:

  • A Level ICT
  • Cambridge Technicals in ICT