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Information Communication Technology AS and A Level at Mosslands School - A Technology College

Course description

The A Level in Applied ICT aims to produce effective, discerning ICT users who:  can select and use appropriate ICT tools and techniques to help them carry out investigations, capture and handle data, solve problems, make decisions, and present and communicate information  are aware of the benefits and drawbacks of ICT and its impact on the way in which people live their lives  can plan and manage projects and work effectively with others.

Course content

Unit 1 (AS) - The Information Age (portfolio) Internally Marked In this unit you will create an ebook which looks at ICT in the 21st Century. Through research, written reports, videos, photos, graphs and statistical information you will explain the benefits and drawbacks of ICT today. Unit 2 (AS) - The Digital Economy (portfolio) Internally Marked Within this unit you will showcase your skills in databases, you will explain how transactional websites work and you will evaluate current websites. This again will be in the form of an ebook. Unit 3 (AS) - The Knowledge Worker (spreadsheet practical assessment) Externally Marked You will be taught spreadsheet skills which you will then have to put into practice within a practical two hour examination. In the second year of the course you produce a multimedia advertisement in Flash. You will have to manage the project from start to end. This covers two units of work. The final unit of work is a database examination, this is a ten hour exam spread over 5 dates.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved mainly A*-B grades at GCSE and a Distinction in OCR Nationals Level 2.


Portfolios and an assessment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mosslands School - A Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 Years