Computing Science and ICT

Qualification Name

AS Computing

Examination Board

AS Computing

Head of Department

Mr Delalu

Teachers

Mr Adeniyan

Mr Lindsay

Assessment Make -Up


Unit title Description Assessment and durationWeighting
Unit A451: Computer Systems and Programming This unit covers the body of knowledge about computing systems on which the examination will be based.  1 hour 30 minutes 
Written paper
40%
Unit A452: Practical Investigation
 
An investigative computing task, chosen from a list provided by OCR, Controlled assessment which assesses the following: research, technical understanding, analysis of problem, historical perspective, use of technical writing skills, recommendations/evaluation.
Investigative task, OCR-set scenario with a choice of research tasks. 
45 marks
 30%
  Students will need to:
* understand standard programming techniques
* be able to design a coded solution to a problem including the ability to:
- develop suitable algorithms
- develop suitable variables and structures
- identify suitable variables and structures
- identify test procedures
* Create a coded solution fully annotating the developed code to explain its function 
* Test their solution:
- to show funtionality
- to show how it matches the design criteria 
- identifying successes and any limitations
Controlled assessment programming task. 
Design, develop and test a solution to a problem within the OCR-set scenario.
45 marks
30%


Assessment Objectives

Students are expected to demonstrate the following: 

  • AO1 Recall, select and communicate their knowledge and understanding of computer technology
  • AO2 Apply knowledge, understanding and skills to solve problems by using computer programs
  • AO3 Analyse and evaluate, make reasoned judgements and present conclusions.
Core reading material

OCR A Level Computer Science (paperback) by George Rouse, Jason Pitt. Publishers@ Hodder Education

 


Qualification name

Level 3 Diploma in Information Technology

Examination board

Edexcel

Head of Department

Mr Delalu

Teachers

Mr Adeniyan

Mr Lindsay

Assessment make up

The 180-credit BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma extends and deepens the specialist work-related focus from the BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma and the BTEC Level 3 Diploma. There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they clearly wish to enter a particular specialist area of work. It is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels. 

Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a higher education foundation degree, HND or other professional development programme. Other learners may want to extend the specialist nature of the subjects they studied on the Level 3 BTEC Diploma or another programme of study.

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT (QCF)

 

Unit Mandatory Units Credit Level
Communication and Employability Skills for IT  10 3
2 Computer Systems 10 3
3 Information Systems 10 3
Unit  Optional Units  Credit Unit
Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems 10  3
5 Managing Networks 10  3
Software Design and Development  10 3
Organisational Systems Security  10 3
e-Commerce  10 3
9 Computer Networks  10 3
10 Communication Technologies  10 3
11 Systems Analysis and Design 10 3
12 IT Technical Support  10 3
13 IT Systems Troubleshooting and Repair  10 
14  Event Driven Programming  10 
15  Object Oriented Programming   10 
16  Procedural Programming  10 
17 Project Planning with IT  10 
18 Database Design 10 
19 Computer Systems Architecture 10 
20 Client Side Customisation of Web Pages 10 
21  Data Analysis and Design 10
22  Developing Computer Games  10 3
23  Human Computer Interaction 10 3
24  Controlling Systems Using IT 10 3
25 Maintaining Computer Systems 10 3
26 Mathematics for IT Practioners 10 3
27 Web Server Scripting 10 3
28 Website Production 10 3
29  Installing and Upgrading Software 10 3
30 Digital Graphics 10 3
31 Computer Animation 10  3
32 Networked Systems Security 10 3
33  Supporting Business Activity 10 3
34 Business Resources 10 3
 
Unit  Specialist optional units Credit Level
35 Digital Graphics of Interactive Media 10 3
36 Computer Game Platforms and Technologies 10 3
37 2D Animation Production 10 3
38  Interactive Media Authoring 10 3
39 Web Animation for Interactive Media 10 3
40 Computer Game Design 10 3
41  3D Modelling 10 3
42 Spreadsheet Modelling 10 3
43  Multimedia Design 10 3
 
 Vendor Units- Max 40 Credits
 

 

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