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The ICT Practical Course for GCSE

Last update was in 2007. The original description is given below for information only. All orders may be made at the upgrade price for the complete course.

This 93 page booklet comes complete with 27 files for use in practical work. The student is presented with a variety of practical problems each designed to support the development of the skills necessary for GCSE coursework. The course also concentrates on developing the abilities necessary in analysis, design and evaluation.

The student begins each problem by identifying performance criteria which are then used as the basis of the final evaluation. Some problems are supplied with a complete design which can be used as exemplars for the problems where the student is required to develop his or her own design.

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ICT Practical Course for GCSE. Site licence £48. Includes Answer booklet and supporting files.

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The course is based on the Microsoft Office suite and includes work using Excel, Word, Photo Editor and Access. There is also one problem based on Microsoft Publisher. Three separate versions, for Office XP/2003, Office 2000 and for Office97, are included. Almost half the book concentrates on using Access, covering the importing of data from CSV files, basic queries, parameter queries, linking to Word for mail merge applications, use of queries and primary keys to link tables and the creation of a data input form. Download sample pages here.

A suggested time scale for the course, covering 26 weeks at the start of year 10 is provided at the start of the booklet. This can be used by the student as an individual log. A class list sheet is also supplied and this can be used to monitor class progress.

Teachers' notes, together with a complete set of answers, are included as a separate 32 page booklet together with a complete set of exemplar solutions.

For £48.00 you get a CD with the practical course, the files needed for the practical work, the teachers notes and answers and a set of sample solutions. The CD also includes a scheme of work and a theory revision booklet.

Your licence allows unlimited photocopying/printing within one educational establishment. You can even sell the printed copies to students if you wish. The materials may be placed on an school or college intranet provided they are protected from general access by the public.

Use order code CD/P. Site licence £48.

The ICT Practical Course for GCSE: 93 pages. Answer booklet and supporting files included.