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ICT A-Level at Chesham Grammar School

Course description

  • Develop a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge of the uses of ICT in vocational contexts
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the components, functions and applications of information systems within a range of organisations
  • Develop an understanding of the main principles of solving problems using ICT and develop the skills necessary to apply this understanding
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of ICT and use skills (eg 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.

Course content

Year 12 AS

  • G040 Using ICT to communicate (Coursework)
  • G041 How Organisations use ICT – (Exam with pre-release)
  • G042 ICT Solutions for Individuals & Society (Coursework)

Year 13 A2

  • G048 Working to a Brief (Coursework)
  • G050 Interactive Multimedia Products (Coursework)
  • G053 Developing & Creating Websites (Coursework)

Entry requirements

For Advanced level courses, students will be expected to have successfully completed GCSE level examinations, with an average score of 46 points from their best eight GCSEs.

The average is worked out by converting each grade to a numerical score where:

A* = 58, A = 52, B = 46, C = 40, D = 34, E = 28, F = 22 and G = 16 b.

In an A level subject to be taken there is a requirement of grade B or above at GCSE (Grade A or above in Maths, Music and the Sciences), either in the subject itself or in an appropriate related subject in the case of new courses, as indicated on the subjects’ requirement. At least a C in English Language and Mathematics.

Subject Specific

GCSE Grade B or above

Assessment

  • 1 Unit assessed by exam – based on pre-release material – All other units are coursework based and internally assessed
  • Coursework submissions to exam board spread throughout year
  • Practical applications of a wide variety of ICT skills, techniques and knowledge
  • Not suitable for those wishing to learn how to program computers

Further information

  • University - Computing/Computer Science/Systems Analysis related degrees.
  • Career - ICT department position focusing on information flows and requirements within an organisation and developing systems to enhance the movement and use of information at a strategic and day to day level for a wide variety of purposes and audiences.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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