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Information Technology (ICT) - AS/A2 Level at Rochdale Sixth Form College

Course description


ICT is a fast moving subject, offering a wide range of future career possibilities. These include Web Development, Game Design and Software Engineering to name a few. ICT now plays a huge role in our everyday life, both in the home and at work, with the skills gained at A-Level making students highly employable. The qualification is particularly valued for students applying to degree courses such as ICT, Computing and Business Studies.

ICT develops your ability to problem solve and develop solutions to real

life business scenarios; to explain the impact ICT has on society, particularly in business, healthcare and education; and develop a wider understanding of ICT components. The subject is ideally suited to those students who enjoyed the problem solving aspect of GCSE ICT, as the coursework is based on solving real life ICT problems.

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Entry requirements

To study A-Levels at RSFC you must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A* - C, covering at least four different subject areas. Two of the 5 A* - C grades must include GCSE Maths and English Language. A good school reference, attendance and behaviour record are also required as is a positive college interview.

Financial information

If you are between 16 and 19 years old and think that you might struggle with the costs of full-time education you may apply for a bursary. The students most in need will be eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year. This group includes:

• Disabled young people in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

• Young people in care• Care leavers

• Young people in receipt of income support

Other students facing genuine financial difficulties can apply for the Discretionary Bursary Fund (DBF).The DBF can support students with travel costs, equipment, books and other course-related costs.

Future opportunities

Positive Steps - See your Positive Steps Adviser in school or contact 0800 195 8528.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rochdale Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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