Applied ICT at Longbenton Community College
At AS level, you will explore the use of ICT in many different areas, including using ICT to present information, the use of ICT systems in business organisations and modelling of spreadsheets. The majority of this work involves independent investigations for which you will present your evidence via written coursework. You will undertake one examination.
At A2 level, you will explore and build your own multimedia solution for a given brief, analyse and develop a fully functioning website and learn project management techniques. All of this work is evidenced through coursework.
At least 5 GCSE grades A* to C including English and Maths.
You will be assessed primarily through portfolio (coursework) evidence with only one AS unit assessed through an examination. Portfolio work will be the result of independent research that will showcase your achievements. It will be assessed by your teacher and moderated by the exam board. The emphasis of this course is on the student to learn through doing. As the name suggests this is an Applied A Level and therefore for the vast majority of the time you will be working on computers.
The GCE in Applied ICT qualifies you to move on to study for a degree in related subjects such as Computer Science, Information Systems, Multimedia, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, e-Business and Information Management. You could also go on to work based training such as IT User/Practitioner NVQs. This qualification would also complement many other subjects in higher education including Business, Science, Engineering and Humanities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Longbenton Community College directly.