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Information Technology (IT)

Head of Department: Mrs M. Hundermark.

Members of staff: Mrs L. Chakwizira, Mr L. Muhuru, Mrs P. Chitumba, Mr T Nyahwa and Mr M. Phillip.

The syllabus followed by each year group is outlined below:

Forms 1 & 2 – ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence)

  • Basic concepts of IT (theory)
  • Using a computer & file management (Windows 7)
  • Word processing (Word)
  • Spreadsheets (Excel)
  • Databases (Access)
  • Presentations (PowerPoint)
  • Internet & E-mail

IGCSE Level (Form 3 & 4)

All students:

  • Finish off ICDL
  • WebStarter and
  • Advanced ICDL (Modules 3-6)

AS Level (Lower 6)

  • AS level
  • CISCO CCNA Module 1 & 2
  • WebStarter
  • Advanced ICDL (Modules 3-6)
  • CISCO ITE

A2 Level (Upper 6)

  • A level
  • CISCO CCNA Modules 3 & 4

What is CISCO?
PC Hardware and Software provides a comprehensive over­view of computer fundamentals and an introduction to advanced concepts. It is intended for individuals who want to pursue careers in IT and gain practical knowledge of how a computer works.

Students who complete the CISCO course will be able to describe the internal compo­nents of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. They will also be able to con­nect computers to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment.

IT Essentials: PC Hardware & Software

  • Some concepts covered in the course include:
  • Core competencies in the latest hardware and software technologies
  • Advanced installation of computers, peripheral devices, networks and security components
  • Information security skills
  • Safety and environmental issues
  • Preventive maintenance tasks
  • Advanced troubleshooting skills

Entry Requirements and Recommendations: AS/A Level

A minimum of a B grade in IGCSE ICT. A pass in IGCSE Mathematics is recommended.

Career Prospects:

Students who take IT get a solid foundation for further studies in Information Technology or Information Systems and career opportunities as a system analyst or software engineer.