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Applied ICT A Level at Lady Lumley's School

Course description

This course aims to develop a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge of the uses of ICT in vocational contexts. The course is a basis for progression into further learning in ICT-related fields including progression from AS to A2. You will have opportunities to discuss and evaluate the impact of ICT on Society as well as gain knowledge and understanding of information systems within a range of organizations. The course is designed to enable you to solve problems using ICT and apply this understanding to real-life.

Course content

ICT is an essential aspect of nearly all jobs and this qualification will give you an advantage in applying for these jobs. The course gives deep understanding for generic use of ICT and new technologies as well as for career progression. There are six units:

1. AS - Unit 1 The Information Age

2. AS - Unit 2 The Digital Economy

3. AS - Unit 3 The Knowledge Worker Externally assessed

4. A2 - Unit 7 Using Database Software Externally assessed

5. A2 - Unit 8 Managing ICT Projects

6. A2 - Unit 14 Using Multimedia Software

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for students who have achieved ICT GCSE at grade ‘C’ or above.


At AS level, Units 1 and 2 are internally assessed as portfolios, with Unit 3 taken as an exam under controlled conditions. (see above). At A2 level, Units 8 and 14 are internally assessed as portfolios, with Unit 7 taken as an exam under controlled conditions.

Future opportunities

There isn’t a single organisation of any consequence in the UK that isn’t dependent on its IT systems. To be a useful employee you must be proficient in ICT. The Applied GCE in ICT AS and Advanced GCEs are broad-based vocational qualifications designed to allow students flexible progression routes, moving on to higher education or further training and/or employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lady Lumley's School directly.

Last updated date: 22 November 2016
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