ICT A Level at Upton Hall F C J
This course encourages students to develop a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge and understanding of ICT. It enables students to extend their capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically as well as encouraging them to work collaboratively.
If ICT has been studied at GCSE, a minimum grade B is required for both AS and A Level ICT. If ICT has not been studied at GCSE, a minimum grade B in English and Mathematics is required for both AS and A Level ICT. As report writing is important, a good standard of literacy will be required.
AS TOPICS & ASSESSMENT
1. Data, Information & Knowledge
2. The Value, Importance and Quality of Information
3. Validation and Verification
4. Capabilities and Limitations
5. Uses of ICT in Business, Education, Health & Home
6. Presenting Information
8. Human Computer Interface
9. Social Issues
10. Database Systems
A LEVEL TOPICS AND ASSESSMENT
2. The Internet
3. The Human Computer Interface
4. Working with ICT
5. Security Policies
6. Database Systems
7. Management of Change
8.Management Information Systems
9. System Development
10. Life Cycle
Many sectors such as Government, music, hospitality, sports, etc. employ IT professionals. Past pupils have gone on to study Coding, Forensic Computing, Cyber Security and Business Information Systems. The subject contains many transferable skills useful for other courses and complements most other subjects. Indeed, such is the shortage of IT specialists, that one company offer advanced apprenticeships in a Sponsored Degree Higher Apprentice Programme, which means you can get paid whilst studying for a degree!
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Upton Hall F C J directly.