Moorside High School

Moorside High School

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A friendly, caring school with a family ethos

ICT (OCR Cambridge Nationals Level 1 and 2 certificate)

General information

Pupils will learn about current and emerging digital technology and its impact on our lives, working with a range of tools and techniques and exploring interactive digital products.

The course structure

Unit 1: 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.

Unit 2: Using ICT to create business solutions

This unit will enable learners to develop ICT skills that will equip them to operate effectively in a business environment. They will learn how to use software tools to handle data and communicate information for a range of business purposes, and how to apply formatting to enhance those documents to suit their purpose and intended audience.

Unit 3: Handling data using spreadsheets

This unit will help the learner to process and present data into meaningful information that can be used to support the decision-making process in real life scenarios. Pupils will learn to interpret requirements for a spreadsheet, take unstructured data, plan how to use it in a spreadsheet, create and populate a spreadsheet, use relevant functions and tools to manipulate the data and produce outputs to present the data graphically to support decision making.

Unit 6: Creating digital images

This unit will enable learners to acquire the underpinning knowledge and skills to enable them to create, edit, enhance and save different types of digital images.

Assessment

  • Unit 1: Written paper, 1 hour 60 marks
  • Unit 2: Controlled Assessment, 60 marks
  • Unit 3: Controlled Assessment, 60 marks 
  • Unit 6: Controlled Assessment, 60 marks 

Signposts

A Level: Electronics, ICT, Applied ICT, Computing

Diplomas / Principal Learning: Engineering Levels 2 & 3

Cambridge Technicals in IT: Levels 2 & 3

Apprenticeships

Potential careers in: website design, graphics, computer aided design, office work

Homework

Homework books are now available for Year 9 and Year 10. Click the correct link below to open each homework book.