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ICT A Level at The Compton School

Course description

Students of Edexcel’s GCE in Applied ICT will learn how to use appropriate ICT tools and techniques to carry out investigations, capture and handle data, solve problems and plan and manage projects. The AS qualification has a broad appeal and develops students’ communication and decisionmaking skills. These are harnessed to build and maintain an e-portfolio as a showcase for their achievements. The Double Award qualification at AS and A2-Level introduces students to key aspects of the ICT practitioner role, including system design and installation, software development, website design and management, technical support, networks and communications and working with end users.


Course content

The AS units focus on developing your communication and decision – making skills.

You will learn about:
- The Information Age: Unit 1
- The Digital Economy: Unit 2
- The Knowledge Worker: Unit 3

In the A2 units you will learn about:
- Using Database Software: Unit 7
- Managing ICT projects: Unit 8
- Using Multimedia Software: Unit 10

Future opportunities

There are very few careers that do not require some degree of competence with ICT, on completion of this course you will have an A-Level ICT qualification that will enable you to move into various ICT related careers or into higher education.

The GCE in Applied ICT qualifies for UCAS points so if you complete it successfully you could move on to study for a degree or BTEC Higher National Diploma in related subjects such as ICT, Computer Science, Information Systems, Multimedia, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, e-Business and Information Management. You could also go on to work based training such as IT User/Practitioner NVQs.

After studying this subject you may consider an Apprenticeship in industry, or take up a trainee post as an ICT technician or operator.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Compton School directly.

Last updated date: 18 June 2015
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