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ICT A Level at Upton Hall F C J

Course description

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Assessment

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
7. Networks
8. Human Computer Interface
9. Social Issues
10. Database Systems

A LEVEL TOPICS AND ASSESSMENT

1. Networks
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

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 23 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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      Directions To get to Upton Hall School:

      From the M53 Northbound: Leave M53 at Junction 2. Continue straight on at the roundabout onto the Upton by-pass (A5027). At the next roundabout turn left onto Old Greasby Road. Take the second turning on the left into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From West Kirby: Head towards Black Horse Hill. Follow Black Horse Hill down and bear left onto Saughall Massie Road. Follow signs up to Upton Village. From Old Greasby Road take the second turning on the left into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From Birkenhead: Head towards Upton Village. The school is located just beyond the traffic lights in the middle of Upton Village. Take Old Greasby Road and then first right into Saughall Massie Lane.

      From Heswall:  Head towards Arrowe Park Hospital. Continue pas the Hospital along Arrowe Park Road (A551) towards Upton Village. Continue up the hill into Upton and at the traffic lights turn left into Old Greasby Road and then first right into Saughall Massie Lane.