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ICT AS and A Level at Holy Family Catholic School

Course description

The Applied ICT Course encourages you develop a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge of the uses of ICT in vocational contexts. The emphasis throughout the course is on the practical application of ICT. Specifically, the course supports development of knowledge and understanding of the components, functions and applications of information systems within a range of organisations. It looks at developing an understanding of the main principles of solving problems using ICT and developing the skills necessary to apply this understanding. You will also develop an understanding of the impact of information systems on organisations’ personnel, policies and practices, project management skills and an understanding of the need to work with others.

Course content

AS Level Modules:

Unit 1: Using ICT to communicate.

Unit 2: How organisations use ICT.

Unit 3: ICT solutions for individuals and society.

A2 Level Modules:

Unit 9: Working to a brief.

Unit 14: Development and creating web sites.

Unit 11: Interactive Multimedia Products.

 

 

 

 

Entry requirements

GCSE Average: 5.5, GCSE Grade C in English, GCSE Grade C in ICT.

Assessment

Unit 1: Coursework - this unit is internally assessed through portfolio work 33% of AS Level (16.67% of A Level).

Unit 2: Exam: 1 hr 30 min written paper 33% of AS Level (16.67% of A Level).

Unit 3: Coursework - this unit is internally assessed through portfolio work 33% of AS Level (16.67% of A Level).

Unit 9: Coursework - This unit is externally set and internally assessed 16.67% of A Level.

Unit 14: Coursework - this unit is internally assessed through portfolio work 16.67% of A Level.

Unit 11: Coursework - this unit is internally assessed through portfolio work 16.67% of A Level.

Future opportunities

A qualification in Information Technology opens up an incredible world of opportunities for work, not only within the technology industry but also in supporting roles within other industries. The course provides you with a progression route to higher education and further training for employment. It offers you the chance to personalise your path of study and obtain a qualification that meets your individual aptitudes and interests. The course also opens doors to diverse career paths such as: the games design industry, web and animation development or network management, digital forensics or mobile app development.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holy Family Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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