Information Communication Techology

with Graphics or Game Authoring (Double Award)

Team Leader/Main Teacher: Mr Ian Purcell

ian.purcell@dartmouthacademy.org.uk

 

The ICT course offered is called DiDA (Diploma in Digital Applications) from the Edexcel exam board. Further information is available from the following link...

www.edexcel.com/quals/dida

http://www.dida-delivered.org/delivered/

 

Unit 1 is the required unit and is equivalent to one GCSE which is completed in Year 10. In Year 11 learners will be offered the choice of graphics or game authoring to achieve a second GCSE.

 

Unit 1 - Using ICT

This unit provides learners with the knowledge and skills they need to design and produce publications for print and screen that are fit for audience and purpose. Learners will discover how to:

  • establish the ‘who, why, where and what’ requirements for publications
  • produce an up-front plan to help them manage a project and use it to track, monitor and communicate progress
  • select and capture information from various sources and use spreadsheet and database tools to collate and analyse data
  • build an eportfolio that presents their achievements, giving ‘pride of place’ to project outcomes
  • evaluate the effectiveness of publications they produce and assess the contribution of underpinning processes, such as planning and testing, to their success.

Unit 3 - Graphics

This unit provides learners with the knowledge and skills they need to design and produce effective graphic products that communicate successfully onscreen and in print. Learners will discover how to:

  • use vector and bitmap tools to develop graphic elements
  • use testing and feedback from others as an integral part of an iterative development process from initial designs through to final products
  • exhibit their achievements in an eportfolio
  • evaluate the effectiveness of graphic products they produce and assess the contribution of underpinning processes, such as planning and use of feedback, to their success.

Unit 5 - Games Authoring

This unit aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills they need to design and produce interactive computer games. On completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Know about different types of games, game features and game play
  • Be able to produce a game proposal and production plan
  • Be able to design and develop games for others to play, employing an iterative, participatory approach to game development from initial concept to final game, using feedback from others to inform the process
  • Be able to showcase achievements
  • Be able to review games and suggest improvements

Assessment is through electronic portfolio completed in class.