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Ashington Academy Frog VLE

Technical IT

 

Year 12

 

Learning outcomes

Fundamentals of IT

  • Understand computer hardware.
  • Understand computer software.
  • Understand business IT systems.
  • Understand employability and communication skills used in an IT environment.
  • Understand ethical and operational issues and threats to computer systems.

Global Information

  •  Understand where information is held globally and how it is transmitted.
  • Understand the styles, classification and the management of global information.
  • Understand the use of global information and the benefits to individuals and organisations.
  • Understand the legal and regulatory framework governing the storage and use of global information.
  • Understand the process flow of information.
  • Understand the principles of information security.

The internet of everything (IOE)

  • Understand what is meant by the internet of everything (IOE).
  • Be able to repurpose technologies to extend the scope of the IOE.
  • Be able to present concept ideas for repurposed developments.

Topics taught

Fundamentals of IT

Computer hardware

  • Computer components
  • Types of computer systems
  • Connectivity methods
  • Communication hardware
  • Hardware trouble shooting
  • Units of measurement
  • Number systems
  • Number conversion

Computer software

  • Types of software
  • Application software
  • Utility software
  • Operating systems
  • Communication methods
  • Software troubleshooting
  • Protocols

Understand business IT systems

  • Types of servers
  • Virtualisation
  • Networking characteristics
  • Connectivity methods
  • Business systems

Understand employability and communication skills used in an IT environment.

  • Communication skills
  • Communication technology
  • Personal attributes
  • Ready for work
  • Job roles
  • Professional body
  • Industry certification

Understand ethical and operational issues and threats to computer systems.

  • Ethical issues
  • Operational issues
  • Threats
  • Physical security
  • Digital security
  • Safe disposal of data and computer equipment

Global information

Understand where information is held globally and how it is transmitted.

  • Holders of information
  • Types of information storage media
  • Types of information access and storage devices
  • Internet
  • WWW technologies
  • Information formats
  • Advantages and disadvantages

Understand the styles, classification and the management of global information.

  • Information styles and uses
  • Information classification
  • Quality of information
  • Information management

Understand the use of global information and the benefits to individuals and organisations.

  • Data and information
  • Categories of information
  • Stages of data analysis
  • Data analysis tools
  • Information system structure

 

Understand the legal and regulatory framework governing the storage and use of global information.

  • UK legislation and regulation
  • Global legislation
  • Green IT

Understand the process flow of information.

  • Information sources and data types
  • Data flow diagrams

Understand the principles of information security.

  • Information security
  • Risks and impacts of information security
  • Protection methods

The Internet of everything

Understand what is meant by the internet of everything (IOE).

  • Things
  • Where IOE used
  • Applications
  • Global impacts
  • Four pillars
  • People
  • Data
  • Process
  • Connectivity
  • Security

Be able to repurpose technologies to extend the scope of the IOE.

  • Developments in IOE in body and health, home/garden, city/neighbourhood, industry and environment
  • Feasibility study

Be able to present concept ideas for repurposed developments.

  • Business proposal
  • Pitch
  • Feedback
  • Stakeholder considerations
  • Revision of proposal
  • Possible success criteria

 

Year 13

 

Learning outcomes

Mobile Technologies

  • Understand mobile technologies
  • Investigate how businesses use mobile technologies
  • Determine solutions for the use of mobile technology
  • Present solutions to meet a user's requirements for mobile technology

Computer networks

  • Ability to plan, implement and maintain computer networks
  • Build a networking capability
  • Understand how network protocols work such as TCP/IP and Ethernet

Topics taught

Mobile technologies

  • Devices, connectivity, operating systems, current and potential used
  • Use of mobile technology and ethical implications
  • Investigating business requirements
  • Technology business plan
  • Planning and promoting a technology solution

Computer Networks

  • Communications technology
  • Security issues with networking
  • Planning and building a network
  • Maintaining a network

 

Link to exam specification

 

 

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-technicals/information-technology/units/#level-3

 

Year 1

  • Fundamentals of IT - exam. 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.
  • Global information - exam.  The purpose of this unit is to demonstrate the uses of information in the public domain, globally, in the cloud and across the internet.
  • Internet of everything – coursework. The use of the Internet and how it is impacting people and society

Year 2

  • Computer networks – coursework. This unit will give you the practical ability to plan, implement and maintain computer networks.
  • Mobile technology – coursework.  This unit will broaden your knowledge and understanding of the wider potential of mobile technologies and its consequences to people and businesses.

Year 13 student

"Technical IT has broadened my understanding of how we use technology not only in business but in everyday situations. The course has opened doors to many opportunities both at university and future apprenticeships."