Qualification: Cambridge Nationals in ICT Level 2  

Exam Board: OCR

This qualification offers a practical and engaging approach to learning and assessment. It will equip learners with sound ICT skills for everyday use and also allow them to develop their creative flair when creating interactive and dynamic products using ICT. There are two mandatory units which explore the fundamentals of ICT, and two optional units

What are the main topics I will study for this qualification?

Unit 1: Understanding Computer Systems This unit gives students a solid base to develop knowledge and understanding of computer systems. Assessment: 1 hour written paper

Unit 2: Using ICT to Create Business Solutions This unit will enable learners to develop ICT skills that will equip them to operate effectively in a business environment. Learners will use a wide range of applications to complete an assignment set by the exam board and completed during lessons. Assessment: Internally assessed by college and moderated by OCR

Optional Units Two optional units will also be completed. These units allow students to show their creative talents by creating a dynamic product for the web and an interactive product using multimedia components. For both units, the learners will spend time in lessons completing an assignment which is set by the exam board. Assessment: Internally assessed by college and moderated by OCR

How will I be assessed in the subject?

This course consist of 1 external exam and 3 internally and OCR moderated assignments

Graded as Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*  (Equivalent to GCSE C, B, A or A*).

Am I suited to in ICT?

You will enjoy this course if you want to study a subject that:

  • is relevant to the world you live in, and to your future;
  • takes a practical approach;
  • Spreads the coursework load over the duration of the course.

What current students say about the qualification?

“This course has enabled me to develop the skills and knowledge in ICT in a fun practical way”