Name of Faculty: Business and ICT (BICT)
Name of Department: ICT
At Hendon School students in years 7, 8 and 9 have one hour of ICT a week in which they follow the key stage 3 ICT strategy. They learn how to use DTP, Spreadsheets, Databases, Web page authoring and control software. The have many opportunities to use various software and hardware such as digital cameras, digital video, Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks. At the end of the key stage all year 9's are given an overall level.
In year 10 they can choose to follow the CIDA course (Certificate in Digital Applications). This is a paperless qualification and students are given the opportunity to learn how to create publications in DTP, Surveys in Spreadsheets, databases and webpages. To complete the course students create an e-portfolio which is then assessed online.
In 6th form Hendon School currently provides the AS/A2 Applied GCE in ICT. In year 12 students complete 3 units, one is an exam which is externally assessed. In year 13 students complete another 3 units and gain the A2 qualification.
Please see below to find out more specific information regarding the different Key Stage groups in the school
ICT - CiDA
Exam Board: Edexcel
The Certificate in Digital Applications (CiDA) is focused around creative computing, empowering learners
to play an active, creative role in the development of digital products. The qualification is tailor made to
meet the needs of today’s creative industries. It includes content on web development, imaging, creative
multimedia and computer game production.
Unit 1 – Developing Web products
Pupils will learn to design a self-contained web product which will be viewed in a browser and hosted on the web
or an intranet. They will learn how to make simple changes to the HTML code and learn to understand and use
hexadecimal colour codes/RGB values. They will insert and position given applets into the HTML such as: hit
counters, clocks, and calendars.
Assessment is through a 2.5 hour practical computer-based examination. The first activity requires the students to used web authoring software to create a web product for a given audience and purpose using a client brief. The second activity requires students to evaluate their product.
Unit 2 – Creating Multimedia
This is a practical unit where candidates create a set of digital tools to communicate information using any combination of text, images, sound, video and interactive components such as buttons and hyperlinks. This unit aims to teach the skills to use the tools and techniques provided by multimedia authoring software.
Assessment is through 20 Guided Learning Hours and is worth 33 marks or 75% of the qualification.
Minimum Entry requirement:
Merit in ICT Digital Literacy Certification (Year 9)
Method of assessment:
2 hour Computer based practical Exam: 25%
Controlled Assessment: 75%
Post 16 Progression:
AS/A level Applied ICT at Hendon School (Grade B in English and Maths)
AS/A level Computing at Hendon School (Grade B in English and Grade A Maths)
Any other further education course that requires ICT skills or qualifications.