AQA AS in ICT Course Introduction

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AQA AS in ICT Course Introduction

  1. 1. AQA GCE in ICT (New Specification)
  2. 2. The Highlights <ul><li>Exam based course </li></ul><ul><li>Can be taken as AS and A2 </li></ul><ul><li>AS and A2 both have 2 units </li></ul><ul><li>At each level 1 unit is ‘practical’ and one unit is ‘theory’ </li></ul><ul><li>Each exam is 90 mins – 11 th and 15 th May </li></ul><ul><li>Format is short questions, all must be answered </li></ul>
  3. 3. Unit Titles <ul><li>U1 – Practical Problem Solving in the Digital World </li></ul><ul><li>U2 – Living in the Digital World </li></ul><ul><li>U3 – The Use of ICT in the Digital World </li></ul><ul><li>U4 – Practical Issues Involved in the Use of ICT in the Digital World </li></ul><ul><li>All units are of equal weighting </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sixth Form – Its Different! <ul><li>Independent study </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait to be told </li></ul><ul><li>Get it the first time </li></ul><ul><li>Make up what you miss </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t try and fob me off </li></ul><ul><li>The truth is always better </li></ul><ul><li>Contact me if you need help </li></ul>
  5. 5. Unit 2 – Living in the Digital World <ul><li>ICT systems and their components </li></ul><ul><li>Data and information </li></ul><ul><li>People and ICT systems </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer of data in ICT systems </li></ul><ul><li>Safety and security of ICT systems </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures for backup and recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Uses of ICT systems </li></ul><ul><li>Factors and consequences of ICT </li></ul>

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