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ICT A-Level at Sunderland College

Course description

If you enjoy the capacity to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically and have the skills to work collaboratively while developing an awareness of the economic, social and ethical implications of the use of ICT with an awareness of emerging technologies and an appreciation of the potential impact these may have on individuals, organisations and society then this course is for you.

Course content

During this course you will learn the following units:

  • Practical problem solving in the digital world
  • Living in the digital world
  • The use of ICT in the digital world
  • Practical issues involved in the use if ICT in the digital world

Entry requirements

You’ll need to have five GCSEs at grade C or above including English.


You’ll be taught using a range of teaching techniques including lectures, web 2.0 tools, group work, quizzes and collaboration via the latest technologies. You will complete projects set with an employer focus and gain valuable experience through realistic working environments.

Future opportunities

This qualification is designed to allow you to progress to higher education at Sunderland College and university and provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding of the effect of information and communication technology on society and organizations in today’s digital age.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sunderland College directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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    • Washington Campus an award winning campus that is home to Washington Sixth Form and our higher education provision. Located between Gateshead and Washington it was built on the site of the former Usworth School. It was developed to cater for up to 850 people from in or around the Washington area.

      The £10 million development provides an excellent learning environment for both academic and vocational course for 16 to 18 year old students, and also acts as our ICT specialist centre. It's equipped with the latest technology to ensure students experience the same systems used by industries in the real world and to help get them ready to move in to higher education or the workplace.

      Washington Campus is also the base for our higher education provision, providing a range of higher education coursesfor the region, from HNCs and HNDs to foundation and full degrees.

      There are also impressive enrichment facilities at Usworth with on site football and rugby pitches and a rec room fitted with a pool table, Xbox 360 and a chill out zone.