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ICT A Level at Highlands School

Course description

This course is for students who want to gain a good understanding of how they can use computer software to solve a variety of different problems. Students will develop skills in a range of software applications including web design, office applications, animation and graphics.

Course content

2 units at AS Level, including:

  • Unit 1 Information Systems
  • Unit 2 Presenting Information

2 units at A2, including:

  • Unit 3 Use and impact of ICT
  • Unit 4 Relational Databases

Entry requirements

Grade B or better in GCSE ICT or equivalent


Unit 1 and Unit 3 are assessed by a written examination which requires a portfolio produced by the student. Students have to produce coursework for units 2 and 4.

Future opportunities

  • A degree in computing, IT or related fields, such as: Software Engineering (Programming Degree), Business Information Technology (BIT).
  • Employment in the area of, for example, desktop support, programming or even website design.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 July 2016
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