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Subject Ethos:

Functional Skills ICT

Key stage 3/4

Level   1 and Level 2


Functional Skills at level 1 and Level 2 aims to ensure that each individual is confident and capable when using ICT systems and tools, such as being able to find out and select information, able to develop, present   and communicate information in both life and work.

Level 1 and Level 2 are stand-alone qualifications for Key Stage 3&4 and post 16.

Key Stage 3 

The following topics will be taught  in Key stage 3

Using ICT

  • Interact with the use of ICT systems
  • Manage information storage
  • Follow and demonstrate understanding of the need for safety and security practices
  • Finding and selecting information
  • Use search techniques to locate and select information
  • Select a variety of ICT sources for a straightforward task.

Key stage 4: 

Year 10

Year 11

The following topics will be taught  in Key stage 4

Using ICT

  • Plan solutions to complex tasks by analysing the necessary stages
  • Manage information storage to enable efficient retrieval
  • Use appropriate search techniques to locate and select relevant information
  • Select information rom a variety of sources tomeet requirements of a complex task

Exam Board: Edexcel

Exam Title: Functional Skills level 1&2

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