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A Level ICT at Meadowhead

Course description

A Level ICT

Course content

What does the course involve?

This qualifications is designed to give students a broad knowledge of ICT. As well as developing their theoretical subject knowledge students get the opportunity to work on practical projects/tasks which will develop their confidence and skills in using a variety of software applications.

Entry requirements

The minimum of 5 A* to C grades including English and Maths. Additionally, students would also have an A*-B grade in GCSE ICT or GCSE Computer Science (or equivalent) but not less than a B grade.


The ICT course has 4 modules which students will study. This will involve an externally marked written exam paper, an externally marked timed assessment (IT based) and two pieces of coursework.


Computer Science AS/A2 course (WJEC) will be a follow-on from the GCSE course. students will develop their programming skills, along with their understanding of Computer Science. course involves 5 units of work (two in Y12, three in Y13). re is a combination of written exam, programming exam and practical coursework.


The running of the courses will be dependent on the uptake from the students.


IT4 – Internal Assessment (Coursework) – 20%

Students analyse, design, implement, test and evaluate a solution to a problem of their choice requiring the use of a relational database.


This is a substantial piece of work, undertaken over an extended period of time. It is internally assessed and moderated by WJEC.

Future opportunities


The course is an ideal choice for students wishing to progress their studies further in higher education or for students looking for further qualifications to help them gain employment.

Further information

Is there anything else I need to know?

Students should have a keen interest in ICT/Computer Science and be willing to work on extended projects and coursework.


Where can I find out more?

You can find out more by speaking with Mr Kay, Mr Healey, Mrs Ali, Mr Benton, Miss Deal or Mr Green who would be happy to discuss your suitability for the course/course content in more detail  

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September