The courses this year concentrate on developing basic ICT skills and an introduction to some common application packages. As well as learning how to use some common application packages, another aim is teach good file handling skills including create folders and saving files across the school network.
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|Introduces the most basic and essential ICT skill of word processing. Here you will get the opportunity of creating, saving and editing files. You will also learn how to use tables and discover ways of including graphics in your word processed documents.
||A look at what makes a business a business. A key aspect here will be in the actual creation of a small business enterprise where your class will try to create a profit in the best traditions of Dragons Den by creating a product that your customer base will want to buy.|
|Used for dealing with number information, this unit covers the important parts of a spreadsheet. You will learn how to enter formula and use some of the in built functions. You will also master skills that will help you complete your work faster and learn the important techniques of charting. These will help you to present number information in interesting and more understandable ways.||Another important topic, you will get a good understanding of how to structure and organise information. You will become familiar with database files, records and fields and you will master the skills of searching through and sorting information. You will also learn how to present information in different reports or layouts.
|In this you unit, you will get your school email address. This email address will be yours for the rest of your time at school. As well as knowing how to send emails and developing your own contact list, you will learn how to transfer files as attachments. This is an extremely useful technique for transferring work from one computer to another, both to and from school.||Here, you will be getting to grips with PowerPoint, learning how to combine different types of media - text, pictures, movies and sounds - into exciting presentations. You will also learn how to add action buttons to control your presentation and change the transition effect as you move through your show.|
The future is all about being connected. The work in this unit will build on your email skills, introduce you to making avatars that you can use in a variety of forums. It will also show you how to work safely on the internet, use forums and make the best use of video confrencing.