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ICT A Level (AS/A2) at The Bicester School

Course description


Unit 1: Information, Systems & Applications

Topics covered in this unit:

  • Data, information, knowledge and processing
  • Software and hardware components of an information system
  • Characteristics of standard applications software and application areas
  • Spread sheet concepts
  • Relational database concepts
  • Applications software used for presentation and communication of data
  • The role and impact of ICT - legal, moral and social issues

Unit 2: Structured ICT Task

Students have the opportunity to explore:

  • Design
  • Software development
  • Testing and documentation


Unit 3: ICT Systems, Applications and Implications

In this unit students gain an understanding of the following:

  • Systems cycle
  • Designing computer-based information systems
  • Networks and communication
  • Applications of ICT
  • Implementing computer-based information systems and implications of ICT

Unit 4: Project

Students explore:

  • Definition, investigation and analysis
  • Design
  • Software development
  • Testing and implementation
  • Documentation and evaluation through a client-driven project

Entry requirements

5 A*‐C at GCSE including English and Maths.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bicester School directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years