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This Information Technology course is designed for grade 9 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 1: COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING GENERALOBJECTIVES On completion of this Section, students should: 1. develop an understanding of the fundamental hardware and software components and the interrelationship among them; 2. develop expertise in evaluating computer systems; and, 3. develop an understanding of basic information processing principles.
- 1. Explain the concept of Information Technology
- 2. Distinguish among the major types of computer systems in terms of processing speed, storage and portability
- 3. Explain the functions of the major hardware components of a computer system
- 4. Explain how the major hardware components of a computer system interrelate
- 5. Evaluate the relative merits of cloud storage and local storage
- 6. Select appropriate input/output devices to meet the needs of specified applications
- 7. Explain the role of the different types of software in computer operation
- 8. Discuss the relative merits of the various types of user interface
- 9. evaluate the suitability of a given computer system for a specific purpose;
- System specification assessment
- 10. Troubleshoot basic computer hardware problems
INFORMATION PROCESSING FUNDAMENTALS
- 11. Distinguish between data and information
- 12. Evaluate the reliability of information obtained from online sources
- 13. differentiate between validation and verification of data;
- 14. identify appropriate validation and verification checks given a particular scenario; and,
- 15. select appropriate file organization for particular application.
SECTION 2: COMPUTER NETWORKS AND WEB TECHNOLOGIES GENERALOBJECTIVES On completion of this Section, students should develop an awareness of: 1. basic networking concepts, including mobile networks; and, 2. Internet and Web Technology concepts.
SECTION 3: SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) GENERALOBJECTIVES On completion of this Section, students should be able to: 1. develop an understanding of the various elements of computer security, and data misuse and the impact on individuals and organizations; 2. maintain safe and secure computing environments; and, 3. assess the impact of technological advancements on different fields, disciplines and jobs.
IMPACT ON JOB SKILLS AND CAREERS