The OCR ICT National is a vocationally orientated 1 or 2 GCSE qualification for students. It can provide the foundation for students who either wish to progress to an A level ICT qualifications or enter the world of work. The course is entirely assessed through coursework, there are no examinations.
To complete the first Award students will complete the following units
UNIT 1 – ICT Skills for Business
In this unit you undertake an assignment based on a scenario. It will involve you using a range of
UNIT 2 – Spreadsheets
In this unit you will have to design and develop a complex spreadsheet. This involves writing formulas,
creating graphs and adding macros.
UNIT 3 –Digital Imaging
In this shorter unit you will have to design and develop graphics such as buttons or logos.
Students who show a real aptitude for the subject can then go on to achieve the National Award by
adding the following two units.
UNIT 4 – Webpage creation
UNIT 5 – Desktop Publishing
This is an entirely coursework based qualification, there are no exams. You will achieve a pass, merit
or distinction. It will be made clear to you how you achieve this grade when the assignments are set.
What happens if I don’t complete all the units?
You can still achieve the short course award if you complete two units.
This qualification can be combined with the Business National Award
that we offer to achieve a 4 GCSE