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A Level - I.C.T. at Wadebridge School

Course description

AS Level

  • Unit 1: Presenting information (Coursework)
  • Unit 2: How Organisations use I.C.T. (Exam)
  • Unit 3: ICT solutions for Individuals and Society (Coursework)

A2 Level

  • Unit 6  Developing and Creating web page design (Coursework)
  • Unit 9: Working to a brief (Exam)
  • Unit 12: Publishing D.T.P. (Coursework)

Entry requirements

Students are required to reach the Wadebridge Sixth Form Level 3 entry criteria. Prior study of the subject at GCSE level may be of benefit but it is not essential.


The aims of the course are to encourage candidates to:

  • Create portfolio work for each unit of work
  • Develop an understanding of the effects of the use of ICT on the data processing and communications systems within and between organisations and individuals
  • Develop an understanding of the range of hardware and software tools that may be used to create an effective ICT system
  • Understand the role of ICT within the local, national and International community
  • Acquire the skills necessary to tailor application software to meet the needs of given situations and users
  • Develop skills of analysis and design, and be systematic in the production of solutions with testing, evaluation and appropriate documentation
  • Develop project and time management skills when producing solutions for a third party

Future opportunities

The AS level ICT course leads naturally into the full A level course, but also provides an excellent qualification in itself.  ICT skills are increasingly a necessity for many courses.

  • HND/HNC/degree Computing.
  • Modules within other degree subjects.
  • Employment.

Further information

Independent Study Time: 
A successful ICT students will develop a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge of the uses of ICT in vocational contexts. Acquire knowledge and understanding of the components, functions and applications of information systems within a range of organisations.  Finally, an understanding of the main principles of solving problems using ICT and develop the skills necessary to apply this understanding. For unit 1 and 3 the coursework is intensive and requires study outside of curriculum time.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wadebridge School directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2015

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