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ICT AS & A Level at Banbury Academy

Course description

During AS, students will learn how to:

  • Understand the characteristics and significance of different types of information;
  • Understand the different methods for communicating information and the technologies that support them;
  • Create original communications in styles that suit the users;
  • Improve the accuracy, readability and presentational quality of communications created;
  • Understand some of the ways organisations present information and why they use standard layouts for documents;
  • Choose and apply standard layouts;
  • Understand the need for standard ways of working;
  • Develop good practice in the use of ICT

During the second year students will aim to improve their performance and working relationships through the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of an ICT project. Assessment is intended to allow students to demonstrate the development of their skills and knowledge in relevant areas of ICT, as well as in their ability to work with others. Students are asked to find the solution to a brief chosen from a list. The briefs are set by OCR and may be completed by students as an individual or as part of a team.

Students will produce:

  • A preparatory report into current working practice;
  • A project plan in response to the set brief;
  • A diary or log of work completed;
  • Support materials for use with the project

Entry requirements

English Language and Maths grade C or above.


  • AS Unit 1 Title: G040: Using ICT to Communicate – moderated coursework 
  • AS Unit 2 Title: G042: ICT solutions for individuals and society – moderated coursework 
  • AS Unit 3 Title: G041: How organisations use ICT  ‐ external assessment   
  • A2 Unit 1 Title: G050: Interactive multimedia products ‐ moderated coursework 
  • A2 Unit 2 Title: G048: Working to a brief ‐ moderated coursework 
  • A2 Unit 3 Title: G053: Developing and creating websites ‐ moderated coursework

Future opportunities

  • Access to the IT industry
  • To be employed in roles in the IT industry
  • University/Higher Education

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Banbury Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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