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Studying Computer Science gives students the tools and knowledge that they need to understand the operation of programmable systems and networks as well as introducing them to programming in Python. Doing this course will enable you to complete and function with the Computer Science tools that you will need to use in further courses of study and employment.
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Course code: 4IT1
Delivery method: Online
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: IGCSE Information and Communication Technology (ICT) (9-1)
Awarding body: Edexcel
The IGCSE ICT course gives you a good grounding in the wide range of ICT knowledge and skills necessary to function in the modern world both at work and at home. It is also a good foundation for A level courses in computer science as well as course in further education and university.
The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable you to:
This qualification provides students with the opportunity of operating confidently in today’s digital world. It is a useful, practical qualification which will provide skills needed in further education and work.
You will learn about topics ranging from digital devices and connectivity, safe and responsible practice, and understand the impact of internet on the way that organisations do business. You will be also be encouraged to practice using software applications effectively.
This course is divided into the following:
Students study all of the following topics:
The IGCSE ICT qualification is gained once all the exam papers are successfully completed. These exams are administered by Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your coursework requirements.
In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.
Paper 1: Written Paper Paper code 4IT1/01
Students must study all of the following topics:
Paper 2: Practical Paper Paper code 4IT1/02
Students must study all of the following topics:
The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).
The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
Our Self-Learning Courses let you choose when you want to learn and how fast you want to go. Our Course is designed for the self-study method, and most students are fine without help. However, we understand every student is not the same, you can choose to add one year of tutor support for only £55 per year .You will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. One-on-one Support: One-on-one Tutors are available online across all subjects. All Tutors are fully qualified. When working one-on-one with a tutor, the child is the session’s focus. Individual students receive better and more personalised feedback. One-on-one tutoring can help you learn more than just the answer to a problem. Tutoring is flexible based on needs. A personal tutor will take the time to understand the child’s strengths and weaknesses and work with them and their parents to establish common goals. The tutor will provide undivided attention to the student’s specific needs, adapting as necessary to achieve a common goal throughout the session. One-on-one tutoring fees start from £30 per hour. Please get in touch with us if you need one-on-one tutor support.
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Everyone at Oxford College of Education wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.