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ICT A Level at Excelsior Academy

Course description

The course is designed to help students who wish to go on to higher education courses or employment, where understanding how ICT can be used in society and business, and the implications of its use, will be a valuable asset. A level ICT is ideal for students interested in technology without taking the lid off!

Course content

G061: Information, Systems and Applications
- Data, information, knowledge and processing
- Software and hardware components of an information
- system
- Characteristics of standard applications software and
- application areas
- Spreadsheet concepts
- The role and impact of ICT – legal, moral and social issues.

G062: Structured ICT Tasks (controlled assessment)
- Design
- Software development
- Testing
- Documentation

G063: ICT Systems, Applications and Implications
- The systems life cycle
- Designing computer-based information systems
- Networks and communications
- Applications of ICT
- Implementing computer-based information systems
- Implications of ICT.

G064: ICT Project
- Design
- Software development, testing and installation
- Documentation
- Evaluation

Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths Grade C and above GCSE ICT Grade C and above

Assessment

G061: Information, Systems and Applications
- 2 hour exam 30%

G062: Structured ICT Tasks
- Controlled Assessment 20%

G063: ICT Systems, Applications and Implications
- 2 hour exam 30%

G064: ICT Project
- Coursework 20%

Future opportunities

Career Opportunities: Top 5 IT Jobs
- Software Developer
- Computer Systems Analysis
- Network and Systems Administrator
- Ethical Hacker
- Computer Forensic Investigator

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Excelsior Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 July 2015

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