ICT Applied Cambridge Technicals at The Castle School
This is an alternative course to the A level in ICT. It is an applied course which emphasises the practical use of ICT to create and design solutions to ICT needs. It is a Level 3 course, equivalent to A level, but candidates are awarded a pass, merit, distinction and distinction* to reflect the more practical nature.
The course also develops the knowledge and skills students need to be competent and informed ICT users and practitioners, and it complements a range of other courses.
The course can be taken to complete a certificate, equivalent to an AS level, or a Diploma, equivalent to a full A level. It is modular and 3 units have to be completed for the Certificate, 6 for the Diploma. All students have to study units 1 and 2, the Compulsory units which give a broad grounding in ICT.
The Compulsory units are Communication and Employability Skills and Information Systems. 1 further unit is then taken for the Certificate and 3 further units for the Diploma. All units are equally weighted. Other possible units include e-Commerce, Computer Networks, Computer Animation, Developing Computer Games, Website production, Computer Animation, Modelling using Spread sheets, Communication Technologies and Digital Graphics. The actual option unit selection will be discussed with students.
Minimum grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics. GCSE ICT not essential.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Castle School directly.