ICT AS/A2 at Elizabeth Woodville School
You will enjoy this course if you would like to: · be able to select and use appropriate ICT tools and techniques to help you carry out investigations; capture and handle data; solve problems; make decisions; present and communicate information · increase your awareness of the benefits and drawbacks of ICT and its impact on the way people live their lives · learn how to plan and manage projects and work effectively with others
You can study for:A Single Award AS GCE: Units 1, 2, 3A Single Award Advanced GCE (6 units): Units 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, plus one unit from 10, 11, 12 The AS units focus on developing your communication and decision - making skills. You will learn about:The Information Age - Unit 1The Digital Economy - Unit 2The Knowledge Worker - Unit 3 In the A2 units you will learn about:Using Database Software - Unit 7:Managing ICT projects - Unit 8And one of:Using Multimedia Software - Unit 10Using Spreadsheet Software - Unit 11Customising Applications - Unit 12
A GCSE in ICT is a helpful introduction to the course and we would expect students to normally have achieved at least a D grade. English and Maths at GCSE grade C is also desirable.
You will be assessed in Units 3 and 7 by assignments set by Edexcel. These tasks are carried out under exam conditions in the ICT room. You will collect evidence of your work for the other units in an e-portfolio. This is designed to be viewed on screen and will showcase your achievements. It will be assessed by your teacher and moderated by Edexcel.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Elizabeth Woodville School directly.