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ICT GCSE at Sir Harry Smith Community College

Course description

All students have one lesson of ‘ICT entitlement’ per week. Students can choose to specialise in the course listed below: A GCSE in Information Technology has been introduced in Year 10 to enable students to study ICT in more depth. This is based upon ideas relating to the use of ICT in society. There are components of project based study and case studies integrated into the course plus a theory element to be studied. Students will be expected to spend extra time in the computer room working on the extended tasks. Students will use the full range hardware available in the College to enhance their studies. A specialist Vocational diploma qualification is offered to a small group of identified students. The College now has 5 computer rooms equipped with over 250 networked computers. Students each have their own area allocated on the server and have direct access to the World Wide Web. The College has been upgraded to a broadband connection to ensure high speed access for all. The College has invested heavily in new technology over the last 5 years ensuring that students have access to high quality computers, printers, scanners and other ICT equipment.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for an NVQ Level 1 or 2 in a related subject and depending on your other qualifications, you could progress onto courses leading to the Advanced GCE in ICT or Applied ICT. With further training, you could go into a job related to information and communication technology such as a Web Designer, ICT Technician or more general areas of employment where ICT skills will be useful. You could also go straight into employment as the course is delivered through a work-based training programme, will help you develop the artistic skills, knowledge and understanding that employers across nearly all sectors are looking for.

Further information

Contact Enquiries for further information. Delivery: Usually as part of a full-time programme

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Harry Smith Community College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years