KS4 Information Technologies J836
Information Technologies will inspire and equip students with the confidence to use skills that are relevant to the IT sector and more widely. It covers the use of IT in the digital world, Internet of Everything, data manipulation, human-computer interface (HCI) and augmented reality.
The Cambridge National in IT will encourage students to:
- understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of IT, including the use of IT in the digital world, Internet of Everything, data manipulation and Augmented Reality
- understand, apply and use IT appropriately and effectively for the purpose and audience
- develop learning and practical skills that can be applied to real-life contexts and work situations
- think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
- develop independence and confidence in using skills that would be relevant to the IT sector and more widely
- plan, design, create, test and evaluate/review IT solutions and products which are fit for purpose and meeting user/client requirements and apply design and Human Computer Interface (HCI) considerations appropriate for a defined audience
- understand the impacts of digital technologies on the individual, organisation and wider society.
What is the exam board and specification?
We will follow the OCR Specification – Click Here
This course is equivalent to a GCSE.
What will you study?
The course comprises of three key components.
R050: IT in the digital world.
In this unit you will learn about design and testing concepts for creating an IT solution or product, and the uses of IT in the digital world.
- Design Tools
- Human Computer Interface (HCI) in everyday life
- Data and testing
- Cyber-security and legislation
- Digital Communications
- Internet of Everything (IoE).
R060: Data manipulation using spreadsheets.
In this unit you will learn how to plan, design, create, test and evaluate a data manipulation spreadsheet solution to meet client’s requirements. You will be able to evaluate your solution based on the user requirements.
- Planning and designing the spreadsheet solution
- Creating the spreadsheet solution
- Testing the spreadsheet solution
- Evaluating the spreadsheet solution.
R070: Using Augmented Reality to present information.
In this unit you will learn how to design, create, test and review an Augmented Reality model prototype to meet a client’s requirements.
- Augmented Reality (AR)
- Designing an Augmented Reality (AR) model prototype
- Creating an Augmented Reality (AR) model prototype
- Testing and reviewing.
How will you be assessed?
There are three units: one externally assessed exam (40%) and two Non Examined Assessment (NEA) units. (30% each)
What qualities do I need to be successful in the subject?
You need to have a growth mindset and be prepared to work through challenges. The NEA has to be completed in exam conditions so you will be required to work independently.
If you have enjoyed computing to date at KWS, then you are likely to enjoy this course and therefore be successful at it.
Who is this qualification for?
You may be interested in this if you want an engaging qualification where you will use your learning in practical, real-life situations, such as:
- using different applications and tools to design, create and evaluate IT solutions and products
- creating a data manipulation solution
- creating an Augmented Reality prototype. This will help you to develop independence and confidence in using skills that would be relevant to the IT sector.
The qualification will also help you to develop learning and skills that can be used in other life and work situations, such as:
What will you study as part of the qualification?
- planning and designing IT solutions and products for a given purpose
- selecting the best tools and techniques to solve a problem
- solving problems by exploring different software application tools and techniques
- creating IT solutions and digital products
- use of planning techniques to complete tasks in an organised and timely way
- finding imaginative ways to solve IT problems.
This qualification will complement other learning that you’re completing for GCSEs or vocational qualifications at Key Stage 4 and help to prepare you for further study.
What future opportunities can I have with this subject?
The course is suitable for students who wish to go on to study IT further but also those who have no intention of pursuing IT beyond GCSE, as you can apply what you learn to other subjects.
The knowledge and skills developed will help you to progress onto a range of academic, technical and applied post-16 study including:
- A Level Computer Science
- Level 3 Technical and Applied General Qualifications, such as the Cambridge Technical in Information Technology, Cambridge Technical in Digital Media
- T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development, Digital Support Services, Digital Business Services
- Digital Apprenticeships, such as IT, Digital and Technology, Data Analyst
- other Level 2 qualifications, such as the Cambridge Technical in Information Technology, Cambridge Technical in Digital Media.
Who should I contact for further information?
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