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8525 Unit 8: Impacts of digital technology

Specification 8525 from 2020 - Paper 2

 
Unplugged Unit
Perfect for lessons away from computers or workshops.
8

Inside the Unit...

Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Ethical impacts of technology on society
  • Lesson 2 Environmental impacts of technology on society
  • Lesson 3 Legislation and privacy
  • Lesson 4 Assessment test

There are 3 worksheets, 3 homework tasks and relevant web links included in this unit.

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Summary

This free unit begins by looking at the ethical impacts of technology on wider society including those of cyber security, social media and computer-based implants. Students are encouraged to examine a range of case studies to understand the impact on themselves and others. The unit continues to look at the impact on the environment. This introduces the product lifecycle and the effect of our demand for rare component materials in mobile and wearable technologies. Lastly, the unit focuses on current legislation and privacy concerns through the use of contextual examples.

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The GCSE units have been written to satisfy the specification for Paper 1 and Paper 2 of the AQA 8525 Computer Science GCSE. Each unit contains:

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  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Learning objectives and outcomes
  • Worksheets and homework activities with answers
  • End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
  • Other material and links to online resources

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Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Ethical impacts of technology on society
    • Lesson 2 Environmental impacts of technology on society
    • Lesson 3 Legislation and privacy
    • Lesson 4 Assessment test

    There are 3 worksheets, 3 homework tasks and relevant web links included in this unit.

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