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AS - ICT at Chase Terrace Technology College

Course description

This qualification provides the ideal foundation for those students who wish to pursue ICT at degree level or as a career, as well as being a valuable subject to support other qualifications. This course allows students to develop a broad range of ICT skills, knowledge and understanding. Unit 1 IT1 Information Systems – 30% of final A2 This section is about acquiring knowledge and understanding of information systems, which is assessed by means of a two and a quarter hours’ written examination. It involves the study of: Data, Information and Knowledge The value and importance of information Quality of information Validity and Verification Capabilities and Limitations of ICT Uses of Information Presenting Information Networks Human Computer Interfaces Social issues Database Systems Modelling (a practical example taken into the exam) Unit 2 IT2 Presenting Information (Internally assessed task) – 20% of final A2 This unit requires candidates to use ICT hardware and software applications to solve a problem involving three separate tasks: the production of (i) a document such as a leaflet or magazine (ii) a document containing automated routines, such as a mail merged letter. (iii) a presentation to an audience, such as a web page or slide type show.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chase Terrace Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 07 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year