OCR Nationals ICT Level 2. Some questions regarding Unit 2
I am a teacher at a secondary school in Sunderland and have some questions regarding the aforementioned Unit.
1) How much CSS Scripting is required for a Distinction. the unit spec states "Candidates will produce high quality web pages using CSS." But it neglects to mention if the entire page must be done using CSS or whether you can use WYSIWYG software like Dreamweaver or, as we are using (shudder), Serif Webplus.
2) (Not so much a question as a curiosity of mine) It also states that tables must be used throughout to "aid with the layout of different components". Personally, in Dreamweaver I make use of frames rather than tables, likewise for Serif although for that software I usually don't even use frames, just arrange the components on the page itself. What do people here recommend?
3) For AO4, candidates are required to have some use of scripting. I can't really think of any examples of what scripting the pupils could do. Does anyone have any ideas?
4) Can Webplus be used to create custom CSS? I must confess that I strongly dislike Webplus as the Serif suite has major problems with crashing/corrupting saves on our network. In fact the only reason it gets used is that currently, out of the 6 ICT staff, only I have any experience with Dreamweaver. And our head of department has deemed it too time intensive to train the staff and pupils in its use.
Many thanks in advance.