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Information and Communication Technology A level at Leyton Sixth Form College

Course description

ICT is a subject that by its nature requires students to consider individual, moral, ethical, social, cultural and contemporary issues. This course provides a framework for exploration of such issues.

Course content

Course topics include:

  • Data, information and knowledge
  • The value and importance of information
  • Quality of information
  • Validation and verification
  • Capabilities and limitations of ICT
  • Uses of ICT in Business, Education, Healthcare and Home
  • Presenting Information
  • Networks
  • Human Computer Interface (HCI)
  • Social Issues
  • Database Systems
  • Modelling

Entry requirements

  • G Score : 34
  • GCSE Maths : C
  • GCSE English : C
  • GCSE Science : C
  • (No IT qualification required)

Assessment

At AS level, there is one written exam in the summer, which is externally marked and a practical coursework module worth 40% of the total marks of the AS.


For A2 there is one written exam in the summer and a substantial project chosen by the student as the coursework element. The coursework element of the course is marked internally by the teacher and moderated externally by the Exam Board.

Future opportunities

This course provides the ideal foundation for those students who wish to pursue ICT at degree level or as a career.

Further information

What are the enrichment opportunities?

The College has partnerships with Queen Mary University and Westminster University. ICT students will be encouraged to take part in taster days, competitions and other trips and activities that are on offer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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