At Loreto, we will deliver the CCEA GCSE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (Multimedia) specification to Year 11 students, which commenced in September 2017.
We will be following the Multimedia element of this course. We teach Digital Technology at AS and A2 and feel that this course will serve our pupils well in preparation for further study in this area and in the place of work in the future.
Digital technology is a two year course which incorporates aspects of computer science and information technology. It explores how we can use technology to create, store, process, analyse and present information in a digital context. This includes computer architecture, network, programming tools and software applications.
We hope that students taking up GSCE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (Multimedia) will become confident and competent in a wide range of ICT applications, use this knowledge across the curriculum and be able to wow others with their expertise.
Course Content and Method of Assessment
Unit 1: Digital Technology is compulsory for all students.
Students also follow:
Multimedia (Units 2 and 3).
In Unit 1 Digital Technology (Externally Assessed – 30%)
In this unit, students explore a range of digital technologies available for data storage, manipulation, presentation and transfer. They also evaluate the importance of data security and data legislation.
Unit 2 Digital Authoring Concepts (Externally Assessed – 40%)
In this unit, students develop understanding of the concepts involved in the development of digital systems.
Unit 3 Digital Authoring Practice (Controlled Assessment Unit – 30%)
In this unit, students design, develop and test digital multimedia systems. They will use web authoring and database software.