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ICT AS Level at Derby College

Course description

Understanding how ICT can be used in society and business - and the implications of its use - is a valuable asset in any walk of life.  A-level ICT will help learners who wish to go on to higher education courses or into employment in a wide range of sectors.

Course content

At AS Level:

  • INFO1 - Learners will undertake a range of practical software activities, designing, implementing and testing solutions.
  • INFO2 - Learners will begin to realise the importance that ICT plays in society, covering technology developments, use of ICT at home and use of ICT in a business.  They will also understand the wider picture of basic terms and concepts.

At A2 Level you will:

  • Cover technology developments, management of ICT and its use within large organisations
  • Produce an ICT-related coursework project.

Entry requirements

You need five GCSEs including English Language at grade B and Maths at grade C or above.  To progress to A2 Level, you need to achieve a minimum of a borderline D grade at AS Level.

Assessment

In the AS year, assessment is 100% via examination but sample coursework is required for the INFO1 unit examination.  Both examinations will be in May.

In the A2 year, the assessment is 60% via examination and 40% via coursework.  The examination will be in June.

Future opportunities

You can progress to higher education or commence employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 January 2016

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