- 20 (Registered)
This Information Technology course is designed for grade 10 students at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Secondary School – ICCS. The contents of this course has been taken form the CSEC Information Technology syllabus effective 2020. These are the objectives that overshadow the course.
Information Technology is the key to development and productivity in this modern era and as such, Information Technology education must be seen as integral to meeting the developmental needs of our region. All citizens should have practical exposure to the applications of Information Technology in order to narrow the gap between Caribbean and developed nations. Consequently, this programme of study in Information Technology promotes the development of computer-related skills and encourages the development of analytical and design skills which are applicable in all subject areas, the work environment and the wider society.
The syllabus aims to:
- prepare students to function effectively in a dynamic technological era;
- promote the development of computer-related skills for application to real-life situations;
- prepare students to use information technology responsibly;
- facilitate the development and application of problem-solving and other twenty-first century
- provide a foundation for post-secondary education; and,
- prepare students for suitable employment.
TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
- Guided practice
- Individual training
- Case studies
- Role play
- Subject matter experts
- Individual study
- Study/ field trips
- Case study
Continuous Assessment -20%
Practical Coursework – 40% Theoretical Examination -40%
SECTION 4: WORD-PROCESSING AND WEB PAGE DESIGN GENERAL OBJECTIVES On completion of this Section, students should: 1. have hands-on experience in the use of Word-Processing and Web Page Design in the development of computer-generated documents; and, 2. be able to express their aptitude and creativity in design.
- 1. create a document using content from a range of sources;
- 2. use appropriate document formatting features;
- 3. use appropriate editing features to structure and organize a document;
- 4. use the review feature of a word processor to enhance document readiness;
- 5. appropriately use features that allow the protection of a document;
- 6. generate table of contents for a document;
- 7. use mail merge feature in the preparation of a document for a variety of situations;
- 8. create a fillable electronic form for online use;
WEB PAGE DESIGN This section provides students with hands-on experience in the use of web design tools to create a simple website.
- 9. plan a website structure and organization of page;
- 10. create simple web pages using a variety of design features; (The use of HTML coding is not required.)
- 11. insert hyperlinks within different locations of a typical web page; and,
- 12. evaluate a website for accuracy, user friendliness and effective display.
SECTION 5: SPREADSHEETS GENERAL OBJECTIVE On completion of this Section, students should develop expertise in the use of a spreadsheet package in the development of computer applications.
- 1. explain the purpose of a spreadsheet;
- 2. use appropriate terminologies and notions commonly associated with spreadsheets;
- 3. use basic pre-defined systems functions;
- 4. create advanced arithmetic formulae;
- 5. replicate (copy) formulae into other cells;
- 6. manipulate columns and rows;
- 7. manipulate data in a spreadsheet;
- 8. perform charting operations; and,
- 9. Manipulate one or more worksheets
- Spreadsheet Multiple Choice
SECTION 6: DATABASE MANAGEMENT GENERALOBJECTIVES On completion of this Section, students should develop expertise in the design of a database management system in the development of computer applications.