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Information and Communication Technology A-Level at Worthing College

Course description

A practical and theoretical study of ICT in the real world in the 21st century. It has the backing of a range of industries, higher education and the National Computing Centre.

Course content

AS Level Topics:

Unit 1: Practical Problem Solving in the Digital World

Based around a range of problem solving tasks such as the need for websites, multimedia, invoicing systems, podcasting, blogs etc.

Unit 2: Living in the Digital World

Covers the environmental, cultural, economic, legal and ethical issues surrounding ICT in the modern world. It is designed to give students an idea of the bigger picture e.g. why is ICT used, is it appropriate, what could future developments look like, how does it affect society…?

AS Level Topics

Unit 3: The Use of ICT in the Digital World

A theoretical and academic study of issues associated with the management of ICT and its uses within organisations. A range of public and private companies are covered from small to large scale businesses.

Unit 4: Practical Issues Involved in the Use of ICT in the Digital World

A coursework unit that follows the typical structure of a real world IT project where students investigate, analyse, design, build, implement, test and document an IT system of their choice. The product can be anything ranging from a website, training materials, a database, multimedia or a spreadsheet.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum five GCSEs at A*- C grade or equivalent.

We recommend one of these should be GCSE Information and Communication Technology or a related subject.


At AS Level:

Unit 1: exam based around short answer and structured questions. Involves the use of some practical problem solving work in preparation for the exam.

Unit 2: exam based around short answer and structured questions.

At A Level:

Unit 3: exam involves structured questions and extended answers based on pre-released material.

Unit 4: coursework which involves students making a project over an extended period of time.

Future opportunities

The A Level ICT is valued by employers and universities and can lead to career opportunities in Business Systems Management, E-Commerce, Management Information Systems, Web Design and Database Management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 August 2016
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