OCR Cambridge Technical in ICT – taught at The Clarendon Academy

Content

The qualifications aim to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills of the principles of IT and Global Information Systems. Your will gain an insight into the IT sector as you investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, the flow of information on a global scale, and the importance of legal and security considerations. There are 5 units required to be completed

Entry

No specific ICT qualification is required to gain entry to this course. Please refer to the John of Gaunt Sixth Form entry requirements.

Attendance

This is a two year course.

Assessment

 

Module

Module Title Mode of Assessment Brief Outline of Module
1 Fundamentals of IT Exam A sound understanding of IT technologies and practices is essential for IT professionals. Information learnt in this unit will create a solid foundation in the fundamentals of hardware, networks, software, the ethical use of computers and how businesses use IT. After completing this unit, the knowledge, skills and understanding your students have developed will underpin their study for the additional units. Knowledge gained in the study of this unit will also help prepare students for relevant industry qualifications such as CompTIA A+, CompTIA Mobility+ and Cisco IT Essentials.
2 Global information Exam This unit will provide students with a greater understanding of how organisations use information sources both internally and externally and the types of information they will encounter. The skills gained by completing this unit will give them knowledge of the functionality of information and how data is stored and processed by organisations. They will also learn about how individuals use information of various types.
6 Application Design Coursework The world is increasingly reliant on applications that help individuals, business and organisations achieve specific activities or purposes. In this unit your students will explore potential ideas for a new application and develop the fundamental design for it. They will then develop the designs for an application and how users will interact with it. The application that students will design could be for any sector and for any purpose. They will have the opportunity to present their ideas, prototype them and gain feedback before refining their design.
15 Game Design Coursework Gaming is a continuously developing market. There are a number of platforms available for amateur and professional game developers to release games that they have designed and developed. This unit will help your students develop skills in designing and developing a prototype for a simple game. It will enable them to consider the logic of the programming structures required, as well as the interface design. They will then build a prototype to demonstrate an element of their game.
21 Web Design Coursework Organisations are increasingly reliant on their website to market goods or services and interact with clients and customers. In this unit your students will research, design and produce an interactive responsive website that is specific to a client’s needs, culminating in presenting the concept of the website using the prototype to the client. They will learn about the security risks within website design, and how to minimise these threats. This unit will also allow them to incorporate existing interactive elements, as well as prototyping their own website..

Moving On

If you are interested in computing and would like this to be your chosen career route, this ICT course will enable you to build on your existing knowledge and skills. Potential future career routes include Computer Technician, Software Developer and Technical Support.

You can progress onto the HNC Computing, various university courses or onto a related computing course to further improve your knowledge and skills. Alternatively, you can seek employment within the computing industry.

Possible employment opportunities could be:

·         Games design and development

·         Games animator

·         Games level designer

·         Games texture creator