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ICT A Level at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

The study of ICT provides an insight into the significance and relevance of computers, applications and communications in the work environment and everyday life.

ICT skills are valued in virtually all areas of business and society. In your A Level course you will develop problem solving skills and the ability to accurately analyse situations.

You will learn advanced features of Excel, Word and Access. The course is presented with a practical bias, although there is a significant theory element, covering aspects such as how ICT is used, the importance and value of information, the impact that ICT has had on society and the legislation relating to ICT. In your project work you will design and implement a small-scale database system for a real end-user, demonstrating an understanding of the end user's specific requirements and your ability to work independently.

Course content

AS – Theory: Information, systems & applications and structured tasks.

A Level – Theory: ICT Systems, applications & implications and an ICT project.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade A* to C, including Maths and ICT.

Assessment

AS – One examination and six structured tasks using a spread sheet, desk top publishing and database.

A Level - One examination and an extended project designing and implementing an ICT solution to a 'real life' business problem.

Future opportunities

At University, ICT is offered either as a subject in its own right or in combination with a wide range of subjects, e.g. IT & Psychology, IT & Business, IT & Multimedia. The advanced skills you will develop will also be valuable in gaining many types of employment.

In all areas of business and commerce ICT plays a key role. You could be a Technician, Programmer, Computer Analyst, Network Manager, Web Designer, Software Developer and many more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tyne Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 10 March 2016

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    • Our partner and dedicated Sixth Form College, Queen Alexandra, is located close by at our North Shields Campus. Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College offers a wide range of A Level courses in a supportive environment.