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Information and Communication Technology AS and A Level at Shenley Brook End School

Course description

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of ICT, and then develop and extend your knowledge of this growing area.  Through the course you will learn and increase your understanding of the principles of problem solving using ICT.  You will learn about the range of ICT applications and the effects of their use through theory and practical work, and the application of this knowledge and understanding when developing ICT solutions.  The course considers how ICT is used by individual users and also within large businesses.  Valuable skills developed include problem solving, solution design, development, testing and evaluating.

Course content

The topic breakdown is as follows: AS
• Practical Problem Solving in a Digital World
• Living in the Digital World

A level

• The Use of ICT in the Digital World
• Coursework: Practical Issues Involved in the Use of ICT in the Digital World

Entry requirements

General sixth form entry requirements.  (Prior study of ICT may be initially advantageous but is not a requirement.) A minimum of a C grade in English and Mathematics GCSE is recommended. However if BTEC Intermediate ICT has been studied a Merit grade is desirable.


For the AS Level there are two written examinations to be taken at the end of the year each worth 50% of the marks and lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes each, the first paper is based on sample work created prior to the examination. For the A level there is one written examination worth 30% of the marks and lasting 2 hours. There is also an Assessment (Project) which is internally assessed and externally moderated worth 20%.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shenley Brook End School directly.

Last updated date: 09 August 2016
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