ICT is used everywhere in today's world, and people with ICT skills are very much in demand

A-level ICT combines practical skills with academic theory. The course will develop your information management skills and your ability to solve problems using ICT and to consider these issues from an academic, ethical and social point of view.

Why ICT?

 ICT skills are in high demand in all areas of employment and are valued in virtually all areas of business and society
  • ICT is offered by universities either as a subject in its own right or in combination with a wide range of subjects, e.g. IT and Psychology; IT and Business; IT and Multimedia. The advanced skills you will develop will also be valuable in gaining many types of employment
  • ICT is one of the most practical A-levels you can do - if you like to use computers, you will enjoy ICT

 Any special requirements? 

Although previous study of ICT is not a pre-requisite, it is a major advantage, especially with the practical work. Students should have an aptitude for IT and have achieved a grade C in GCSE IT or equivalent. 

What will I study and how will it be assessed?

AS -

Unit 1 - Practical Problem Solving in the Digital World (Examination, 50%)
Unit 2 - Living in the Digital World (Examination, 50%)

A2 -

Unit 3 - The Use of ICT in the Digital World (Examination, 60%)
Unit 4 - Coursework: Practical Issues Involved in the Use of ICT (40%)

Further information

If you would like further information about this subject please contact the Head of ICT, Mr L Howe at:
Queens Road West
T 01254 232 992
F 01254 355 215

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