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ICT AS/A2 at West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy)

Course description

If you have a desire to progress into an academic career, have a passion for ICT and have aspirations to go to one of the top Universities then taking this traditional A Level is for you! This course is designed to encourage you to develop the capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically. You will gain the ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts to solve problems. You will acquire an understanding of the consequences of using ICT on individuals, organisations and society and of social, legal, ethical and other considerations on the use of ICT. Finally you will enhance your awareness of emerging technologies and an appreciation of the potential impact these may have on individuals, organisations and society.

Entry requirements

Standard WCSF requirements of 5 A* - C grades including English and Maths. ICT GCSE would be an advantage but not necessary

Assessment

Year 12: 20% Coursework – 30% Examination Year 13: 20% Coursework – 30% Examination

Future opportunities

This specification provides a suitable foundation for the study of ICT or a related area through a range of higher education course (e.g. Information Technology, Information Systems, Business Computing) or direct entry into employment. In addition, the specification provides a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for candidates who do not progress to further study in this subject but who go into employment or apprenticeships instead.

Further information

This course takes on a variety of teaching and learning methods to fulfil the assignment criteria: • Teacher led activities • Independent research • Discussions • Practical work • Visiting speakers • Conference visits • Centre set assignments • Links with local businesses

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy) directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 Weeks - 104 Weeks

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