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Raising Achievement in GCSE ICT

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS4

Boost D-grade GCSE students to grade C or above. A comprehensive look at ICT, its associated concepts and its use in other subjects to aid revision, presentation and research. Relevant assessment criteria are contained in the Teachers' Notes.

Topics include: Application of knowledge and understanding of ICT systems; Analysis, design and evaluation of ICT systems; Social, legal, ethical and security issues.

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Size: 65 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 273 0
Author(s): Mark Leighton
Code: RAIT
Popularity rank: 352

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Contents List

LESSONS

  • 7 WEATHER STATION By working through a practical example, students learn how to provide detailed answers to open questions.
  • 9 SYSTEM ANALYSIS Students learn how to analyse a system, and to show their results.
  • 11 DESIGN IN MIND Students learn to consider their audience when presenting information.
  • 13 THE SYSTEM EXPLAINED With the aid of flow diagrams, students learn how complex systems may be explained in simple terms.
  • 15 PREPARING A USER GUIDE By considering what information an inexperienced user would require to operate a system, students develop the content for a user guide.
  • 17 PRESENTING THE GUIDE Building on the work from the previous lesson, students organise their guide content into an accessible format.
  • 19 TESTING YOUR SYSTEM Testing methods and their rationale are explored in this lesson.
  • 21 EVALUATE YOUR SYSTEM Having designed and tested a system, students move on to evaluating how well it actually operates.
  • 23 IMPLEMENTING YOUR SYSTEM All the considerations surrounding putting a system into operation are considered in this lesson.
  • 25 IMPLEMENTING ICT SYSTEMS AT WORK Students consider some of the wider social issues surrounding ICT in the workplace.
  • 27 WHAT SOFTWARE TO USE - AND WHEN Students examine a number of tasks and suggest appropriate software in each case.
  • 29 ICT RESEARCH The possibilities and limitations of ICT as a research tool are examined in this lesson.
  • 31 DATALOGGING IN ICT The function of a datalogging device is examined within the context of an automatic weather station.
  • 33 DATA SECURITY Students consider the issue of secure data, with particular reference to viruses.
  • 35 COMPUTER NETWORKING Students learn the basic architecture of a computer network.
  • 37 MEMORY AND STORAGE Students look at the way in which computers keep data and the characteristics of the various media on which it may be stored.
  • 39 PSEUDOCODE This session introduces the concept of pseudocode and gives students a basic grounding in it.
  • 41 USE OF PROCEDURES This page provides students with the essentials of structured programming and gives them a context in which these may be applied.
  • 43 TRAFFIC LIGHT CONTROL Students integrate the hardware and software elements of a practical control system.
  • 45 CONTROL IN OUR SOCIETY Students consider the nature of, and issues surrounding, the use of control technology in our everyday life.
  • 47 INPUT AND OUTPUT This session clarifies different means of inputting data into a PC and the different outputs that PCs can generate.
  • 49 HEALTH AND SAFETY This page examines workplace Health and Safety issues surrounding the use of ICT.
  • 51 VALIDATION AND VERIFICATION Students learn the difference between these two functions and come to appreciate the importance of each.
  • 53 ICT IN STORE Through looking at practical examples, students come to understand the impact of ICT on retailing.
  • 55 LOYALTY CARDS The loyalty card phenomenon is examined, with students discovering the significance of ICT in this area.
  • 57 CHANGE MANAGEMENT Students begin to appreciate some of the effects that the introduction of ICT can have.
  • 59 NEW TECHNOLOGIES Students explore some of the future possible developments in ICT and the implications these may have for society.
  • 61 HELPING THE EXAMINER Students learn to improve their technique in answering examination questions.

APPENDICES

  • 62-63 Guidance on raising achievement in ICT examinations and in coursework
  • 64-65 Answers provided, giving traffic light instructions for PSEUDOCODE.

Reviews

07/05/01

P. T. Carr at Head of ICT at Blakeston School

As a head of faculty that has a non specialist in his team I have read this book and I am thinking of investing in at least one. It gives students a headstart on the difficult road that leads from KS3 to KS4 and GCSE grades.
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07/05/01

P. T. Carr at Head of ICT at Blakeston School

This pack gives students a headstart on the difficult road that leads from KS3 to KS4 and GCSE grades.
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