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This Information Technology course is designed for grade 11 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%
GUIDELINES FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE SCHOOL-BASED ASSESSMENT School-Based Assessment is an integral part of student assessment in the course covered by this syllabus. It is intended to assist students in acquiring and using certain knowledge, skills and attitudes that are associated with the subject. The activities for the SBA are linked to the syllabus and are part of the learning activities to enable the student to achieve the objectives of the syllabus. Students are encouraged to work in groups.
SECTION 7: PROBLEM-SOLVING AND PROGRAM DESIGN GENERALOBJECTIVES On completion of this Section, students should: 1. develop the cognitive skills to solve problems; and, 2. develop competence in applying a structured approach to solving problems on the computer.
- 1. outline the steps in problem-solving;
- 2. use the divide-and-conquer approach to decompose large everyday problems into smaller tasks;
- 3. define a problem by decomposing it into its significant components;
- 4. distinguish between variables and constants;
- 5. explain the concept of algorithms;
- 6. represent algorithms in the form of flowchart and pseudocode; and,
- 7. test algorithms for correctness.
SECTION 8: PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION GENERALOBJECTIVES On completion of this Section, students should: 1. know how to translate an algorithm into a high-level program; and, 2. understand how to employ techniques to successfully execute a program.
- 1. distinguish between low-level and highlevel programming languages;
- 2. describe the sequence of steps in implementing a program;
- 3. perform checks and tests on programs to verify correctness;
- 4. declare variables and constants using elementary data types;
- 5. translate algorithmic statements into high-level language syntax; and,
- 6. effectively document programs.
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