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Title: A-Level ICT


1
A-Level ICT
  • Presented by Mr Hunter

2
Things you probably want to know?
  • How well do people do in ICT?
  • What will my tutors do for me?
  • What will I study?
  • What might it all lead to?
  • What should I be doing?

3
2014 ICT Exam Performance
  • 100 A-level pass rate
  • NB no student has failed since ICT started in
    1986
  • 90 of students equalled or exceeded their target
    grade
  • 50 of students exceeded their target grade

4
ICT Course Resources
  • ICT Tutors
  • Mr Hunter Mrs Best
  • 7 x Hunter lessons 2 x Mrs Best (per fortnight)
  • 2 x Hunter sessions per week will be for
    coursework
  • ICT Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • all teaching materials
  • including PowerPoint presentations used in
    lessons
  • all examination questions mark schemes
  • Tutor email mark.hunter_at_moultonschool.co.uk
  • get help with your work 24/7 (well almost!)

5
A-Level ICT
  • AS ICT (studied in Year 12)
  • 1 x 2 hour written exam (2nd June 2015) 60
  • 3 x practical tasks (Sept - March) 40
  • A2 ICT (studied in Year 13)
  • 1 x 2 hour written exam 60
  • Coursework project 40
  • A-Level ICT AS A2
  • every mark counts
  • overall grade is determined by total marks

6
AS ICT Main Topics
  • Software and Hardware
  • input, output, storage and special purpose
    devices
  • operating systems, application software,
    utilities
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • using spreadsheets for modelling real-life
    scenarios
  • Databases
  • creating database tables, forms, queries
    reports
  • Presentation Software
  • creating interactive slideshows

7
AS ICT Subject Content
  • Word-processing Desktop Publishing
  • document production
  • mail merge
  • Graphics Software
  • digital image production editing
  • animation
  • 2D/3D modelling
  • Web page creation software
  • designing creating web pages

8
AS ICT Subject Content
  • The Role and Impact of ICT
  • what do we use technology for why?
  • what are the social impacts of our use of ICT?
  • we use technology for so many things on a daily
    basis
  • what about criminals technology?
  • how might technology develop in the future?
  • what will we be using in 1 year, 5 years ..

9
The Future Developments of ICT
  • Leisure
  • gaming, music, TV, reading .
  • Transport
  • self-parking cars, sat. nav., airport security,
    .
  • Shopping
  • eBay, online stores, security .
  • Communication
  • smartphones, social networking, SMS, .
  • Education
  • iPad, Skype lessons, Internet research .
  • Medicine
  • implants, prosthetics, robot surgery,
    online-diagnosis ,

10
AS Coursework
  • 3 tasks
  • set by the exam board
  • worth 40 of AS
  • 80 marks (out of 200)
  • in 2014/15 the tasks will use
  • Komposer to produce a website
  • Excel to produce a spreadsheet model
  • Access to produce a database

11
ICT Student University Courses
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ICT Student University Courses
  • Applied Psychology and IT
  • Business IT
  • Mathematics IT
  • Physics with IT

13
ICT Student University Courses
  • Applied Psychology and IT
  • Business IT
  • Mathematics IT
  • Physics with IT
  • Computer Animation Special Effects
  • Computer Games Software Development
  • Interactive Entertainment Technology

14
ICT Student University Courses
  • Applied Psychology and IT
  • Business IT
  • Mathematics IT
  • Physics with IT
  • Computer Animation Special Effects
  • Computer Games Software Development
  • Interactive Entertainment Technology
  • Cybernetics Virtual World
  • Digital Modelling Animation
  • Computer Forensics Security

15
ICT Student University Courses
  • Applied Psychology and IT
  • Business IT
  • Mathematics IT
  • Physics with IT
  • Computer Animation Special Effects
  • Computer Games Software Development
  • Interactive Entertainment Technology
  • Cybernetics Virtual World
  • Digital Modelling Animation
  • Computer Forensics Security
  • Software Engineering

16
Website
  • www.moultonschool.co.uk

17
email
  • mark.hunter_at_moultonschool.co.uk

18
So what am I expected to do?
  • turn up on time for the lessons!
  • attendance is a major success determining factor
  • come prepared for all of your lessons
  • bring pens, A4 paper, A4 folder, notes, memory
    stick
  • take good quality notes
  • use the VLE to check supplement your notes
  • use the exam questions to check understanding
  • can I do it?
  • by the way the answers are there too!

19
So what am I expected to do?
  • complete all the work to the best of your ability
  • why wouldnt you?
  • meet all deadlines
  • Hunters Hint theyre called deadlines for a
    reason!
  • use the email help-line
  • Im here to help you . not to hinder or harass
    you!
  • remember
  • theres no such thing as a stupid question
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