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ICT Applied A/S 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

You will be encouraged to develop a broad range of ICT skills and their knowledge of the uses of ICT in vocational contexts. They will develop their knowledge and understanding of the components, functions and applications of information systems within a range of organisations. They will investigate the main principles of solving problems using ICT and develop the skills necessary to apply this understanding. They will learn to apply their knowledge and understanding of ICT and use skills (eg planning, research, evaluation, problem solving) in vocational contexts and develop an understanding of the impact of information systems on organisations' personnel, policies and practices.

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.

Assessment

Year One - AS Unit 1 Unit 1 Using ICT to Communicate: We will look at producing six original communications for different purposes that demonstrate a range of writing and presentation styles and that would be communicated by different methods, one needs to be a presentation on different methods of communicating information and the technologies that support them. 16.6% Unit 2 Unit 2 - How Organisations use ICT: This unit will help you to: understand how organisations are structured; understand how organisations use and exchange information; evaluate how well ICT can and does help organisations; consider how ICT supports may different activities in organisations; see how ICT offers new opportunities. This unit will be assessed only through an external assessment. 16.6% Unit 3 ICT Solutions for individuals and society: You need to produc

Future opportunities

Applied ICT will help prepare students for a future in either higher education or the workplace. The broad nature of the 'AS' level units studied in the first year will help prepare students for work within the ICT and Business industries or to prepare them to continue with the more specific topic areas covered in the 'A2' qualification. For those students who do continue onto the 'A2' qualification they will cover subject content that may enable them to apply for either a broad based qualification or a more specific higher level qualification in ICT which specialises in one of the main A2 topic areas such as Desk Top Publishing or the Designing of Multimedia products.

Further information

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.

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

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