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A Level Information and Communication Technology at Great Baddow High School

Course description

The world is increasingly dominated by the use of Information and Communications Technology. Many aspects of our daily lives rely on ICT on a practical level. This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of ICT, providing a foundation from which to extend your knowledge of this growing area. Through the course you will develop your understanding of the principles of problem solving using ICT. You will learn about the range of ICT applications and the effects of their use. The course aims for you to be able to apply this knowledge and understanding when developing ICT solutions to problems.

Course content

G061: Information, Systems and Applications
Topics covered in this unit include:
- Data, information, knowledge and processing
- Software and hardware components of an information system
- Characteristics of standard applications software and application areas
- Spreadsheet concepts
- Relational database concepts
- Applications software used for presentation and communication of data
- The role and impact of ICT – legal, moral and social issues.
Mandatory unit
2 hour exam
AS – 60%
A-level – 30%
G062: Structured ICT Tasks
This unit gives learners the opportunity to explore:
- Design
- Software development
- Testing
- Documentation.
Mandatory unit
AS – 40%
A-level – 20%
G063: ICT Systems, Applications and Implications
In this unit, learners gain an understanding of:
- The systems cycle
- Designing computer-based information systems
- Networks and communication
- Applications of ICT
- Implementing computer-based information systems
- Implications of ICT.
Mandatory unit
2 hour exam
A-level – 30%
G064: ICT Project
Here learners explore:
- Definition, investigation and analysis
- Design
- Software development, testing and implementation
- Documentation
- Evaluation.
Mandatory unit
A-level – 20%


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Great Baddow High School directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years