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Information Technology - Applied AS Level at RR6 Wimbledon

Course description

Why study Applied ICT? You will develop knowledge and understanding of the components, functions and applications of information systems within a range of organisations and gain an understanding of the main principles of solving problems using ICT. You will develop the key skills of planning, research, evaluation and problem solving. What topics will I study? For AS Level you will study three mandatory subjects: using ICT to communicate; how organisations use ICT and ICT solutions for individuals and society. In year two, to convert to a full A level, you will study three further units: working to a brief (mandatory), plus two from the following: numerical modelling using spreadsheets; interactive multimedia products; publishing; artwork and imaging; or developing and creating websites. For the Double Award, you will need to take everything for the Single award (as above) plus the following: in year one, three further units including; system specification and configuration; plus two options from; problem solving using ICT; software development-design; communicating using computers; or introduction to programming. In year two, you will then choose one of either software development or networking solutions, plus two options from: program-design production and testing; database design; developing and maintaining ICT systems for users; or ICT solutions for people with individual needs. Assessment is continuous and includes completion of coursework units for both AS and A2 and an external assessment based on a case study. There are at least two externally assessed written examinations, depending upon your choice of options. This course offers interactive lessons involving a range of practical tasks to broaden knowledge and understanding in ICT. In addition to classroom-based learning, you will be expected to work independently on your coursework.

Entry requirements

GCSE ICT grade B or higher OR OCR National Award Level 2 at Merits or higher (or equivalent BTEC Certificate or DIDA qualification).

Future opportunities

Career options include graphic designer, programmer, web developer, computer games designer, multimedia production, ICT technician, network management, technical supporter, digital media and marketing, project management.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact RR6 Wimbledon directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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