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Applied Information & Communication Technology AS/A2 at Magdalen College School

Course content

This course is generally a `hands-on course` that aims to improve the practical and theoretical knowledge of Information and Communication Technology. The general aims of the course include:

  • To introduce problem solving skills through practical application of information and communication technology.
  • The ability to analyse, design and evaluate suitable solutions to a variety of information technology problems.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary for communication with others using ICT as a medium.
  • An awareness of the role of information and communication technology in the management and dissemination of information.
  • An awareness of the economic, social and ethical implications of the use of information and communication technology.
  • The ability to present information and technical documents to professional standards.
  • The ability to use advanced features of a range of software and hardware. a
  • The ability to install and configure computer hardware and software.

Summary of Units:

GCE Advanced Subsidiary Single Award

Unit 1 - The Information Age - Portfolio.

Unit 2 - The Digital Economy - Portfolio.

Unit 3 - The Knowledge Worker - External exam.

GCE Advanced Subsidiary Double Award

Units 1 to 3, plus

Unit 4 - System Design and Installation - Portfolio.

Unit 5 - Web Development - Portfolio.

Unit 6 - Technical Support - Portfolio.

GCE Advanced Single Award

Units 1 to 3, plus

Unit 7 - Using Database Software - External exam.

Unit 8 - Managing ICT Projects - Portfolio.

Plus choice of,

Unit 10 - Using multimedia software.

Unit 11 - Using spreadsheet software.

Unit 12 - Customising Applications.

GCE Advanced Level Double Award

Units 1 to 8, plus

Unit 9 - Communications and Networks - External exam.

Plus choice of 3 units from:

Unit 10 - Using multimedia software.

Unit 11 - Using spreadsheet software.

Unit 12 - Customising Applications.

Unit 13 - Web management.

Unit 14 - Programming.

the final selection of optional units is made at the beginning of the academic year.

Future opportunities

This course is particularly suited to students wishing to continue their studies in Information and Communication Technology or gain future employment in this area.  In today`s high-tech world it is difficult to find an areas of study or employment where ICT skills are not highly sort after. 

Further information

The course prepares A Level students for life in the modern information age as it uses and investigates new research technology, therefore, it complements any subjects.

For further information please contact Miss J Crisp.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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