ICT

Everywhere that you look in today’s eventful world you can see how the use of ICT has an influence in our everyday lives.

The study of ICT will help provide you with the ANALYTICAL (thinking), COMMUNICATION (writing, talking, giving presentations) and TECHNICAL skills (using a computer at a high level) that you will need when you enter the world of work.

ICT at Hunterhouse College is a thriving subject.  It is an extremely popular and enjoyable subject.

Subject Content 

KS3 ICT

All pupils in Year 8 have one period of ICT per week. These classes are used to acquire skills in the use of the Internet, word-processing, SolidWorks (CAD) and Photostory.

All pupils in Year 9 have one period of ICT per week. These classes are used to acquire skills in the use of the spreadsheets, PowerPoint and databases.

All pupils in Year 10 have one period of ICT per week. These classes are used to acquire skills in the use of website design and gaming.

Both GCSE and A-level follow the CCEA specification and the large coursework component means that students can learn ICT through hands-on development of practical projects.

GCSE

Full Course ICT is offered to all students in Year 11.

The table below summarises the structure of the GCSE Course.

Content Assessment Weighting
Unit 1:

Tools and Applications

 

Controlled Assessment 30%
Unit 2:

Using Multimedia and Games Technology

 

Controlled Assessment 30%
Unit 3:

Theory

Understanding ICT

Systems in Everyday Life and Its Implications for Individuals, Organisations, Society and the Wider World

 

External Exam (2 hours)

Terminal

Synoptic

 

40%

A-Level

Progression to A-level is a very popular route with many students deciding to continue their studies.  A-level ICT can be chosen as an AS subject and can then be continued at A2 level.

The table below summarises the structure of the A level Course.

Unit Assessment Weightings
AS 1:

Components of ICT

 

2 hour external examination paper

 

60% of AS

30% of A Level

 

AS 2:

Developing ICT Solutions

 

Internal Assessment of 2 compulsory tasks

 

40% of AS

20% of A Level

 

A2 1:

Information Systems

 

2 hour external examination paper

 

60% of A2

30% of A Level

 

A2 2:

Approaches to Systems Development

 

Internal Assessment of a project

 

40% of A2

20% of A Level