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Applied ICT at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College

Course description

Who would suit or enjoy the course?

Students who have an interest in ICT and would like to develop ‘real world’ skills for use in University and/or business. Being an Applied GCE, the course is vocationally based so that it is more ‘hands-on’ and directly relates to its use in the real world. It is also suited to those students who like to create and develop practical solutions to problems using ICT.

What is the structure of the modules and methods of assessment?

AS – 2 Portfolio units, (projects are carried out to produce evidence for assessment – no exam).

1 Exam with pre-release task, based on organisational use of ICT.

A2 – 3 portfolio units. What skills are needed/involved:

Basic KS3/4 ICT skills are helpful but not essential. Students will learn skills in presentation, research, data analysis, web design and spreadsheet model design.

Unit 1 – Students develop a series of documents and presentations for a particular need.

Unit 2 – Students learn how organisations use ICT and the impact this has.

Unit 3 – Students develop their ability to research, investigate using ICT and analyse and present this information in a suitable form.

Unit 10* – Students learn about publishing and creation of a multi-page document using DTP.

Unit 9 – Students gain skills and an understanding of project management.

Unit 14* – Students create an interactive website using high level skills and techniques for an organisation/subject of their choice. *Could change as units are chosen to match strengths and interests of students.
Where can this subject lead me to in the future?

Whilst studying ICT students will learn a variety of transferable skills for all areas of their life/ education. ICT students will have a range of skills that can be directly used in any areas of employment or higher education. Students will have skills that would help them in areas such as Marketing, Research, Data Analysis, Web and ICT System Design and Project Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years