Information Technology in a Global Society
Duration: 1 Year
Contact: Mrs S. Anderson
4 x GCSE grades at 4 including English
Information Technology in a Global Society is an IB Diploma subject that is part of the International Baccalaureate Careers Program which we offer here at Homewood. It can be taken at standard level (roughly AS equivalent) or higher level (roughly A level equivalent).
ITGS covers three strands, these are social and ethical significance in which candidates look at the social and ethical considerations related to IT developments, Application to specified scenarios where candidates use scenarios to address IT developments in specified themes, and IT systems where candidates learn about the terminology, concepts and tools relating to IT developments.
For this course candidates will be expected to complete one coursework piece where the students provide an IT solution for a client and two exams at the end of the two years of study at standard level, for higher level the candidates also have to complete an ITGS Case study.
Within the IBCP Candidates will take one vocational option as part of their career related study equivalent to one A-level. Candidates will also undergo two IB Diploma subjects, each roughly equivalent to one A-level. The Career Related Program will also teach students how to prepare for working life through the Core studies part of the program.
In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.
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