Information and Communication Technology (0417)
This syllabus is aimed at teaching students lifelong skills. These skills will be crucial for their future in whichever fields they choose in this technologically evolving world. Students will develop an understanding of the implications of technology on individuals, and society. They will also learn about the social, economic, and ethical effects of this technology and develop an awareness of how ICT can help at home, learning, and work environments. By combining theoretical and practical studies that focus on the ability to use various software applications, students will learn how to solve problems using common software applications like word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, databases, web browsers, and website design.
The practical component of the test is not affected by the hardware or software used, in other words, candidates are able to carry out the instructions regardless of hardware, operating system, and application packages provided that they have the opportunity to demonstrate the full range of skills listed in the syllabus.
All candidates are required to sit for three papers: Paper 1, 2, and 3. Paper 1 is a written paper with MCQs, short-answer questions, and long-answer questions. This component is worth 40% of the grade. Paper 2 focuses on 3 aspects of the practical skills: Document Production, Data Manipulation, and Presentations, it is worth 30% of the total grade. The last component also focuses on practical skills: Data Analysis and Website Authoring, and is also worth 30% of the total grade.
Candidates are able to sit for these exams during June and November examination sessions.
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