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IT (Applied) Cambridge Technical at Appleby Grammar School

Course description

A broad based qualification which equips you with essential ICT skills for employment and university, whilst also giving you a nationally recognised qualification. Students who do not have very good ICT skills can be significantly disadvantaged when going to university. This is therefore a relevant qualification for all Sixth Form students and attracts UCAS tariff points.

Course content

Mandatory Units:

  • Unit 1: Fundamentals of IT (External Examination)
  • Unit 2: Global Information (External Examination)

Optional Units - select three from:

  • Unit 3: Cyber Security (External Examination)
  • Unit 5: Virtual and Augmented Reality (Internal Assessment)
  • Unit 6: Application Design (Internal Assessment)
  • Unit 8: Project Management (Internal Assessment)
  • Unit 9: Product Development (Internal Assessment)
  • Unit 17: Internet of Everything (Internal Assessment)

Entry requirements

Students are normally expected to have four GCSEs at Grades A*-C, and preferably have some ICT skills and access to a computer. Students must be aware that this is a practical course, with a substantial coursework burden, and requires students to put in independent time. The advantage of completing coursework is that students then have less pressure in the traditional exam period. Students who do not have access to ICT equipment at home are significantly disadvantaged.

Future opportunities

The qualification attracts the standard UCAS tariff points and is graded Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*. It is a good insight for those who may wish to study ICT at university or who are considering employment. It also equips you with valuable ICT skills for university, work and life. It has been one of the school’s best performing A-levels. Historically students who studied ICT have gone to university to study: law, geography, business, computing, animation, sports science, graphic design, art to name a few, or gained suitable employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Appleby Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 29 March 2017
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