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Information and Communication Technology A Level at St Crispin's School

Course description

This course gives students an opportunity to develop a wide range of ICT skills together with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the subject. With this course students develop the capacity to think creatively, innovatively and critically.

Students will cover exciting units such as information systems and applications, structured ICT projects and tasks. The topics covered in this course provide an excellent support to those topics covered in the A level Business Studies course.

Course content


Unit 1: Information, Systems and Applications (Exam) Topics covered in this unit: data, information, knowledge and processing; software and hardware components of an information system; spreadsheet 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 Tasks (Coursework) Students have the opportunity to explore design, software development, testing and documentation.


Unit 3: ICT Systems, Applications and Implications (Exam) In this unit students gain an understanding of the systems cycle; designing computer-based information systems; networks and communication; applications of ICT; implementing computer-based information systems and implications of ICT.

Unit 4: ICT Project (Coursework) Students explore definition, investigation and analysis; design; software development, testing and implementation; documentation and evaluation through a client-driven project.

Entry requirements

ICT GCSE at grade B or above or Cambridge National at Merit or above.



Future opportunities

A qualification in ICT opens up an incredible world of opportunities for work, not only within the technology industry but also in supporting roles within other careers. ICT plays a central role in every employment sector from local and national government to the armed services, agriculture, manufacturing, construction, engineering, retailing and transport.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Crispin's School directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015

Key information

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