The course

The OCR GCSE ICT qualification has been developed to recognise    learners' skills, knowledge and understanding of Information and   Communication Technology functions, environments and operations.  The learners carry out a range of tasks that have been designed to    recognise their achievements in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the workplace.

What will you study?                                                                                                        

Students will have access to up-to-date hardware and software and    become familiar with programmes and techniques that can be transferred across other subject areas.

You will learn:

  • To understand the fundamentals of computer systems.
  • About computing hardware.
  • About and how to use different types of software.
  • To understand computer systems.
  • To understand ICT in different contexts.
  • To understand how to use ICT to solve business solutions

How will you be assessed?

  • 20% Written Exam (ICT in today’s world)
  • 30% Controlled Assessment (Practical applications in ICT)
  • 205 written exam (ICT in context)
  • 30% controlled assessment (Creative use of ICT or Coding a solution)

What skills will you develop?

  • To be able to use different tools and techniques to solve real world problems.

Future pathways available post 16

  • A Level ICT
  • A Level Computing
  • BTEC Level 3 Game Design
  • BTEC Level 3 ICT