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Information TechnologyAdvanced Level at William Brookes School

Course description

AS Applied GCE in ICT (H115) and A2 Applied GCE in
ICT (H515)
Key Features
• This is a broad-based qualification in Applied ICT.
• AS content for the AS GCE award builds upon the content of
GCSE Applied ICT courses.
• A2 content for the GCE award provides an essential building
block for progress to further development as IT users. The optional
units allow candidates to develop their knowledge and practical
use of different applications packages.
• Designed to provide a progression route to higher education and
further training for employment.
The aims of these specifications in Applied ICT are to encourage
candidates to:
• develop a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge of the uses of
ICT in vocational contexts, as a basis for progression into further
learning in ICT-related fields, including progression from AS to A2
• develop knowledge and understanding of the components,
organisations;
 develop an understanding of the main principles of solving
problems using ICT and develop the skills necessary to apply this
understanding.
AS Applied GCE in ICT (H115)
During the first year of the course students will complete 3 compulsory
units, one of which is externally assessed through an examination, the
other two units are assessed through coursework. These 3 units are:
Unit 1 Using ICT to communicate
Students will use presentation knowledge and skills to create a portfolio
of different communications, including a presentation on different
methods of communicating information and the technologies that
support them. Students will also compare a collection of standard
documents used by organisations.
Unit 2 How Organisations use ICT*
Students will study how organisations collect, disseminate and use
information, how they manage the flow of information between sections
or departments and the way they use ICT to access and exchange
information. The unit will be assessed through an examination.
Unit 3 ICT Solutions for Individuals and Society
This unit is assessed through students portfolio work. They will produce a
presentation of the results of an investigation, including the use of a
spreadsheet to analyse numeric data, along with a report on the sources
and methods used to find information.

AS Applied GCE in ICT (H115) and A2 Applied GCE in
ICT (H515)
Key Features
• This is a broad-based qualification in Applied ICT.
• AS content for the AS GCE award builds upon the content of
GCSE Applied ICT courses.
• A2 content for the GCE award provides an essential building
block for progress to further development as IT users. The optional
units allow candidates to develop their knowledge and practical
use of different applications packages.
• Designed to provide a progression route to higher education and
further training for employment.
The aims of these specifications in Applied ICT are to encourage
candidates to:
• develop a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge of the uses of
ICT in vocational contexts, as a basis for progression into further
learning in ICT-related fields, including progression from AS to A2
• develop knowledge and understanding of the components,
organisations;
 develop an understanding of the main principles of solving
problems using ICT and develop the skills necessary to apply this
understanding.
AS Applied GCE in ICT (H115)
During the first year of the course students will complete 3 compulsory
units, one of which is externally assessed through an examination, the
other two units are assessed through coursework. These 3 units are:
Unit 1 Using ICT to communicate
Students will use presentation knowledge and skills to create a portfolio
of different communications, including a presentation on different
methods of communicating information and the technologies that
support them. Students will also compare a collection of standard
documents used by organisations.
Unit 2 How Organisations use ICT*
Students will study how organisations collect, disseminate and use
information, how they manage the flow of information between sections
or departments and the way they use ICT to access and exchange
information. The unit will be assessed through an examination.
Unit 3 ICT Solutions for Individuals and Society
This unit is assessed through students portfolio work. They will produce a
presentation of the results of an investigation, including the use of a
spreadsheet to analyse numeric data, along with a report on the sources
and methods used to find information.

Entry requirements

At least a ‘B’ grade at GCSE in ICT or ‘Merit’ at National Award or Diploma in ICT are required to be considered onto the Applied GCE in ICT at AS and A2. Consideration can be given to individuals who did not do ICT at KS4. A good grade in GCSE English is also required as students are required to analyse and evaluate work.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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