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Information and Communication Technology

The first five aims apply to a course in Applied Information and Communication Technology for the Advanced Subsidiary Level GCE examination.

The aims are to encourage candidates to:

  1. Develop a broad range of ICT skills and be aware of new and emerging technologies
  2. Develop an understanding of the parts, uses and applications of ICT systems within a range of organisations, including the use of basic computer networks
  3. Develop an understanding of how ICT systems affect society in general
  4. Develop an understanding of the main systems life cycle and apply this understanding to workplace situations
  5. Develop a broad knowledge of the uses of ICT in workplace situations; candidates can then progress to learn more in ICT-related fi elds, and can progress from Cambridge International AS to A Level.

The additional aims of the Advanced Level GCE curriculum in Applied Information and Communication Technology encourage candidates to:

  • Apply their knowledge and understanding of ICT and use these skills in workplace situations
  • Develop an understanding of the parts, uses and applications of ICT systems within a wide range of organisations, including the use of a range of computer networks
  • Develop an understanding of project management skills and other problem solving skills.

The two assessment objectives in Applied Information and Communication Technology are:

A: Knowledge and understanding

B: Practical skills

A description of each assessment objective follows.

A: Knowledge and understanding

At Cambridge International AS Level, candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The functions and uses of the main hardware and software components of ICT systems, including portable communication systems;
  • The ways in which organisations use ICT;
  • The impact on society of the use of ICT in the home;
  • The stages of the systems life cycle and the methods used within each of these stages;
  • ICT and computing terminology.

At Cambridge International A Level, candidates should be able to demonstrate all the knowledge and understanding from Cambridge International AS Level, and extend their knowledge and understanding of:

  • The ways in which a wide range of organisations use ICT;
  • The impact on society of the use of a wide range of online applications;
  • The networking of information-processing systems and the use of online services.

B: Practical Skills

At Cambridge International AS Level, candidates should be able to:

  • Select the right software for the task;
  • Communicate effectively with other ICT users using email and search for appropriate information using the internet;
  • Prepare, create, amend and edit documents and interactive presentations;
  • Create both fl at-file and relational database structures, add data, check the data entry, perform searches, reorganise data by sorting and present calculated values based on the data;
  • Create graphs and charts;
  • Integrate data from several sources;
  • Output data in different forms;
  • Create and test a data model using a spreadsheet, extract and summarise data in a variety of forms.

At Cambridge International A Level, candidates should be able to fulfi l all of the practical skills from Cambridge International AS Level and:

  • Create a mail merged document using a word processor and data handling package;
  • Create an automated procedure which enables a user to select both the required document and the data to merge it with;
  • Output data in different forms.

 

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