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Information & Communication Technology A Level at Harlow College

Course description

Information technology is everywhere now and most of us use it either at work or in our leisure time. A Level ICT explores the principles of information and communications technology and the impact these technologies have on industry and society in general. You will also explore common applications programs, such as databases, spreadsheets, and desktop publishing.

Course content

  • Unit 1 - IT1 Information Systems: Basic principles and use of IT technologies, knowledge and understanding of information systems, assessed by means of a written examination.
  • Unit 2 - IT2 Presenting Information: Coursework, which requires candidates to development documents to evidence the use of 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 slideshow.

Entry requirements

7 GCSEs Grades A* - C with an average points score of 45, plus GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English and grade C or above or merit in ICT.

Assessment

Assessed by coursework and exam

Financial information

Paper, pens, folder and a calculator are needed along with course texts and revision guides. A USB memory device for saving work is essential.

Future opportunities

Progress to University, an apprenticeship or straight into a job. Many learners will continue to study ICT or similar subjects at degree level or will utilise the skills developed through the study of A Level ICT whilst at university or in employment.

Further information

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harlow College directly.

Last updated date: 14 April 2016
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