Currently, I'm studying, alongside dual award science, English and maths, media and DiDA ICT.
I really enjoy ICT, but I don't like ICT as it is in DiDA (applied). I was wondering which course would be more suited for me - ICT or Computing. I'm more interested in programming, etc, but I don't really know which course would be better?
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- Thread Starter
- 10-12-2010 21:19
- 10-12-2010 21:55
Definitely Computing. I did DiDA last year and found it mind-numbing and pointless. I'm only doing ICT this year because of the theory lessons (the AS is 60% exams) which I do actually find quite interesting compared to 100% coursework in DiDA. Also, being at a new school with a much better teacher has helped make the subject more interesting.
Computing is more respected and actually contains 'computer-sciency' type content, as opposed to ICT which is basically thinly veiled business studies.
Case in point; I had an ICT lesson today where the main topic of discussion was "OHP vs Computer Presentations".
Nevertheless, if all goes well I'll be taking OCR AS Computing (privately, it wasn't offered at any Sixth Forms I applied to) next year so I'll still get a chance to experience it.
In short, I'd recommend you go for Computing over ICT.
- 10-12-2010 21:59
hmm power point and learning Microsoft word or do computing and learn about programming
- 10-12-2010 22:01
- 10-12-2010 22:05
I did CiDA ICT for GCSE and really wanted to carry on ICT for college and then as a career.. WOW, did my opinion change!
You will have a major shock if you pick either ICT or Computing as I don't believe that CiDA/DiDA link anywhere at all with A-Level ICT.
My CiDA consisted of just coursework which personally required little skill, however WJEC AS ICT is (I think) 50/50 coursework and exam based. I found the coursework relatively easy (A grade) but the exam I twice got an E in
There is a lot of theory work for AS and I'm presuming double that for A2 but thankfully I dropped it.
I couldn't give you a good opinion on Computing but I'm sure its supposed to be much harder... But I don't know for sure
- 11-12-2010 11:16
If you want to do programming then go for computing