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ICT Applied A2 at University Academy Keighley

Course description

The GCE in Applied ICT is one of a new family of vocationally focused GCEs. This qualification is ideal if you do not want to take a purely academic-style GCE but you do want to get the best of both worlds by gaining a respected GCE qualification that encompasses a ‘real-world’ vocational approach.

Course content

This are required to complete 3 units of work in their first year (‘AS’ level) and a further 3 units to meet the requirements of the full A2 qualification; these units are outlined below. Assessment is made through both the completion of internally assessed and externally moderated portfolio work (Units 1, 3, 9, 10 & 11) and an external written examination (Unit 2).

Entry requirements

At least 5 A* - C at GCSE in at least 3 different subjects.  We prefer you to have at least a C in English Language and Mathematics but this is not always compulsory.


Year Two - A2 Unit 9 This unit helps you to improve your own performance and working relationships through the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of an ICT project. Assessment is intended to allow you to demonstrate the development of your own skills and knowledge in relevant areas of ICT, as well as in your ability to work with others. You are asked to find the solution to a brief chosen from a list. The briefs are set by OCR and may be completed by you as an individual or as part of a team. 16.6% Unit 10 This unit helps you to understand and apply the principles of numerical modelling using spreadsheets, design spreadsheets that process numerical data and present required information, prepare standard spreadsheets that others can use to solve problems with new data and learn and apply good design and test principles. You will create a spreadsheet to meet specified requirements. 16.6% Unit 11 This unit helps you to be critical of commercially-produced interactive multimedia products and appreciate what is involved in the design and creation of interactive multimedia products. You will be required to: research into interactive multimedia products, produce elements of interactive multimedia products, design and build an interactive multimedia product to meet a client's requirements and finally review your interactive multimedia product for its effectiveness in meeting the clients' requirements. 16.6 %

Future opportunities

As The ASF Advanced course requirements.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Keighley directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year