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OCR - Level 2

OCR Level 2 Cambridge Nationals in ICT

This course builds on the ICT work pupils completed in years 7 to 9. It will provide pupils the opportunity to improve their skills and capability to solve problems and develop ideas with ICT.
 
Pupils will complete four units of work throughout this course:
Unit R001 - Understanding Computer Systems.

 This unit will provide pupils with the underpinning knowledge and understanding required to use computer systems effectively.  Pupils 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.

On completion of this unit, pupils will have gained the knowledge and understanding to use computers more effectively in a variety of different contexts including home, school and the workplace. Pupils will understand the need for their own person data security and for the security of the data of others will be increased and, overall, pupils will be more informed users of computers making them more effective paricipators in business and social life.

This unit is an external assessment where pupils will be expected to demonstrate their understanding through questions that require the skills of analysis and evaluation in particular contexts. Pupils will complete a written one-hour examination.

Unit R002 - Using ICT to create Business solutions.

This unit will provide pupils the opportunity to develop ICT skills that will equip them to operate effectively in a business environment. Pupils will work with 'office' applications software that are commonly used in the workplace, schools and in further and higher education. They will learn how to select the most appropriate software to complete tasks to meet specified business requirements in a variety of contexts. Pupils will learn how to use software tools to handle data and communicate information for a range of business purposes, and how to apply formatting to enhance those documents to suit their purpose and intended audience. These types of skills are very valuable as they can be transferred from one software application to another.

This unit is assessed through the completion of a portfolio of evidence which will meet the Learning Outcomes of the unit that is centre assessed and externally moderated by OCR.

Unit R005 - Creating an Interactive product using Multimedia components.
 
This unit will provide pupils the opportunity to demonstrate their creative flair by combing multimedia components to create a vibrant, energetic or stimulating www, webpage or interactive products which are used widely in everyday life; from visiting a website, ordering online products,  using mobile phone applications, viewing a presentation, e-learning products or playing computer games.  On completion of this unit pupils will be able to show how the interactive product meets both the user needs and extends their capability within the use of applications software such as website development.
 
This unit is assessed through the completion of a portfolio of evidence which will meet the Learning Outcomes of the unit that is centre assessed and externally moderated by OCR.
 
Unit R007 - Creating dynamic products using sound and vision.
This unit will enable pupils to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills that would be expected in creative media industries such as advertising, music and online marketing. 21st century technology such as gaming technologies, mobile phone apps, media marketing technologies and web-based technologies make great use of dynamic specialist technologies to differentiate their products for their end user. Pupils will have the opportunity to learn about dynamic products such as music recordings and/or mixes; video/media news clips and animation for webpages before going on to create their own dynamic product. On completion of this unit pupils will be able to prepare, create, export and evaluate a timeline-based dynamic product.
 
This unit is assessed through the completion of a portfolio of evidence which will meet the Learning Outcomes of the unit that is centre assessed and externally moderated by OCR.

On completion of all units pupils are able to achieve an equivalent GCSE qualification graded at a Distinction* level 2 to a Pass at level 1 (A* - F).