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Vocational A Level in Health and Social Care: Information Technology Level 3

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS4+

Structured to develop comprehensive and flexible ICT ability within the context of Health and Social Care. There are 20 worksheets plus a 10-page project which may be used for assessment.

Topics include: Effective use of ICT and information sources; Databases, spreadsheets and other automated sequences; Information integration; Presentation of data; Alternatives to ICT; On-line facilities; Safe working practices.

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Size: 71 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 266 2
Code: VAIC
Popularity rank: 416

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Contents List


  • 9 WHAT DO I NEED? Students identify the information requirements of a specific task and the sources of information they might use to complete it.
  • 11 WHERE DO I GO? Stimulating lesson in which students decide when IT sources (CD-ROM, scanner, etc) are the appropriate way to capture information, when to use raw material, or when to create information from scratch.
  • 13 NOT AGAIN! Students learn to create structures that allow entry of free flowing information and create formats which allow for repeated entry of information
  • 15 SAVING TIME In this lesson students set up a mail merge sequence to automate repetitive work.
  • 17 SAVING MORE TIME! Students identify and set up an automated macro or keyboard shortcut to replace repetitive tasks.
  • 19 SAFE KEEPING Students understand how to enter, edit and save information, how to assign suitable file and directory names, and how to set up their own directory structure.
  • 21 WHERE'S IT FOUND? Students develop strategies for searching for large amounts of information, by using multiple criteria and on-line help on the internet.
  • 23 STICK TOGETHER! Students learn to apply pre-defined styles, to paginate long documents, to create tables of contents, and how to use headers and footers.
  • 25 SUPER MODEL Students carry out multiple and linked calculations, and apply formulae.
  • 27 INVITING DESIGN Students learn to combine and present information in an attractive fashion, taking into account the purpose, audience and methods of presentation.
  • 29 STYLE IN THE HOUSE Students learn to integrate different types of information, ensuring consistency, validity and accuracy.
  • 31 RETURN TO SENDER? In this practical lesson students learn the conventions surrounding the transmission of digital information over long distances via e-mail.
  • 33 HOW WAS IT FOR YOU? Students examine how they have used information technology in relation to a particular task, describing possible alternative methods for achieving a similar purpose.
  • 35 WHAT WENT WRONG? Students learn about safe working practices and how to avoid possible hazards to do with safety of self, others, equipment, loss or corruption of data, and virus protection.
  • 37 CATALOGUE OF ERRORS Students create and complete a log of errors that occur within a particular task.
  • 39 IT IN THE SURGERY Students judge the effectiveness of using IT in a real-life situation in the context of a medical centre.
  • 41 IT IN THE LIBRARY Students judge the effectiveness of using IT in a real-life situation in the context of a library.
  • 43 IT IN THE SUPERMARKET Students judge the effectiveness of using IT in a real-life situation in the context of a supermarket chain.
  • 45 IT IN THE POLICE STATION Students judge the effectiveness of using IT in a real-life situation in the context of the police service.
  • 47 MOVING ON Students look at developments in computers and software, and make predictions about what the future will bring.