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Applied Information Communication Technology at Bishop Justus Church of England School

Course description

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. The AS units focus on developing your communication and decision-making skills. You will learn about: using ICT to communicate (unit 1), how organisations use ICT (unit 2), and problem solving using ICT (unit 3). At A2, you will learn about working to a brief (Unit 9), and two units covering multimedia and websites.

Entry requirements

Students will need at least a C grade in GCSE or equivalent level 2 qualification in ICT.

Assessment

Year 12 - two units will be assessed by coursework set and assessed by the school, one unit will be assessed by examination.

Year 13 - two units will be assessed by coursework set and assessed by the school, one unit will be assessed by coursework set by the examination board and assessed by the school.

Future opportunities

With further training within a Further Education environment, you could go into a job related to ICT such as a Web Designer, IT Technician or Software Programmer. Direct employment would also be an opportunity as the course will provide you with a good knowledge and understanding of ICT that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. The GCE in Applied ICT qualifies for UCAS points so successful completion could allow you to move on to study for a degree or BTEC Higher National Diploma in related subjects such as ICT, Computer Science, Information Systems, Multimedia, Software Enginee

Further information

For more information please speak with Mentors, Subject Leaders, Connexions Personal Advisors and Careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Justus Church of England School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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