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Information Communication Technology at Farlingaye High School

Course description

Over the two years students undertake two pieces of coursework.

The AS coursework focuses on ICT in a business context and allows students to demonstrate their skill in producing documents and systems to solve a business problem.

The A2 coursework requires students to produce a relational database for use in a business, for example a booking system or ordering system.

The theory units will cover:

  • the characteristics of data and information, and the need for their organisation and manipulation to facilitate effective use
  • the influence of social, cultural, legal, technical, ethical, economic and environmental considerations on the use of ICT
  • the components, characteristics and functions of ICT systems (including hardware, software and communication) which allow effective solutions to be achieved
  • emerging technologies and their implications for future use of ICT, and the consequences of using ICT for individuals, organisations and society.

A Level ICT encourages students to become discerning users of ICT.

It allows them to develop a broad range of ICT skills, knowledge and understanding. 

Course content

AS Level

  • Unit 1: Information Systems (external exam).
  • Unit 2: Presenting information Task (coursework).


A2 Level

  • Unit 3: Use and Import of ICT (External exam).
  • Unit 4: Relational Database Project (coursework)

Entry requirements

  • 60% examination(30% each)
  • 40% coursework (20% each)

Future opportunities

ICT gives students a good range of skills used in the modern workplace, and would be appropriate for anyone.

In today’s world, where ICT is constantly changing, individuals will increasingly need technological and information literacy skills.

These skills are now as essential as the traditional skills of numeracy and literacy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Farlingaye High School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2016
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