Cambridge National ICT

Teacher to contact for further information: Mr N Dean
Type of qualification: Cambridge National
Type of assessment: Unit 1 Understanding Computer systems Written exam paper 1 hour (25%)
Unit 2 Using ICT to create business solutions Controlled assessment 10 hours (25%)
Unit 3 Creating an interactive product using multimedia components Controlled assessment 10 hours (25%)
Unit 4 Creating digital images Controlled assessment 10 hours (25%)
Summary of subject content: Unit 1 Understanding Computer systems
This unit focuses on the underpinning knowledge and understanding required to use computer systems effectively. Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of the systems they use both at home and at school and will explore how these same technologies are used by business organisations.
Unit 2 Using ICT to create business solutions
This unit will enable learners to develop ICT skills that will equip them to operate effectively in a business environment. Learners work with 'office' applications software to edit and format/create content to meet specified business purposes.
Unit 3 Creating an interactive product using multimedia components
This unit will enable learners to demonstrate their creative flair by combining multimedia components to create webpages or interactive products.
Unit 4 Creating digital images
This unit will enable learners to acquire the skills to enable them to create, edit, enhance and save different types of digital images. Images influence our actions and thoughts – persuading us to buy one product instead of another, instructing us to go this way rather than that, explaining a complicated scientific concept and portraying an emotion or expressing a
feeling. On completion of this unit learners will be able to create a digital image that communicates the intended message effectively, meeting a client's needs.
Progression routes: Opportunities for further study include
• A-level ICT
• Cambridge Technicals in ICT
• Apprenticeships
• Diplomas

A Cambridge National in ICT is not just for people wanting a career in the IT and computing industry – the skills and techniques you learn can be useful in any workplace. The creative and technical skills you learn are relevant to a host of careers in a range of sectors, from arts and graphics-based roles through to business roles.