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ICT (Applied) A-Level at Wymondham High School

Course description

You will enjoy this course if you would like to 1. 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. 2. Increase your awareness of the benefits and drawbacks of ICT and its impact on the way people live their lives. 3. Learn how to plan and manage projects and work effectively with others. The course is designed to give learners broad skills, knowledge and understanding of the ICT sector. In particular, it will encourage learners to develop a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge of the uses of ICT in vocational contexts, as a basis for progression into further learning in ICT related fields, including progression from AS to A2. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the components, functions and applications of information systems within a range of organisations; an understanding of the main principles of solving problems using ICT and the development of skills necessary to apply this understanding. In addition, Advanced GCE specifications encourage learners to apply their knowledge and understanding of ICT and use skills (e.g. planning, research, evaluation, problem solving) in vocational contexts; develop an understanding of the impact of information systems on organisations’ personnel, policies and practices; develop project management skills and an understanding of the need to work with others.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a B grade at GCSE ICT (Credit at Dida).

Future opportunities

The GCE in Applied ICT has been designed to provide a broad educational basis for further education or moving into employment within the ICT sector. This is achieved by ensuring that learners develop the general skills, knowledge and understanding needed within the sector. This is a good qualification for business management as good spreadsheet, project management and database skills are vital for a manager in every business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wymondham High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

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