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Applied ICT at Ysgol Llanhari

Course description

The GCE in Applied ICT has been written so as to offer students a
highly contemporary experience in ICT. It seeks to provide innovation
in its delivery and promotes student creativity through the paperless
scheme of assessment. Real world problems require real world
solutions, solutions that acknowledge the multi-faceted nature of ICT
in society today.

Course content

AICT1 eBusiness - Gaining Skills in eBusiness
We all know that ICT is constantly changing - hardware and software is forever developing and evolving. Businesses also have to change in order to remain competitive and many adopt developments in ICT to gain a competitive advantage.
The ways in which we need to work and interact with others have changed: email; mobile communications; videoconferencing; home working and hot-desking are but a few of these changes.
AICT 2 eSkills - Managing eBusiness data
For eBusinesses to succeed they must make a profit – forecasting and data management is critical to success. eBusinesses use ICT to plan, monitor and forecast their daily progress and require experts in the use of spreadsheets and databases to manage this process. The ability to effectively interpret situations; forecast events and monitor data trends will offer the eBusiness the potential to succeed.

AICT5 eProject - Project planning for ICT
A project of any size needs effective planning to maximise success. Managing eProjects are no different. In fact effective project management is essential to the completion of any ICT based project. eProject managers need to be skilled in applying their knowledge and eSkills to solve problems and be able to manage available resources. Teamworking skills are essential.
AICT8 eLearn – Producing Educational Software Solutions
In the eMarketplace, price alone cannot be the only factor when comparing similar products or service. The strength of product branding and image is critical. Driving promotional campaigns to raise consumer awareness is necessary when marketing new or relaunching existing products or services. The effective eStudio must provide accurate information; communicate effectively with its audience whilst maintaining a superior product image whilst meeting their client’s expectations.

Entry requirements

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AS AICT1 3 hour on-screen examination (20%)
AS AICT2 Awarding Body devised assignment (30%)
Advanced AICT5 Controlled assignment (20%)
Advanced AICT8 Coursework (30%)

Future opportunities

This qualification supports progression into appropriate further/higher education, employment or training. This specification has been designed to provide a suitable foundation for the study of ICT, or a related area of study, at further or higher education and/or preparation for future employment. Examples of appropriate further/higher education include
• Honours and Foundation degrees in ICT or a related subject
• Higher Nationals in ICT or a related subject
• Level 4 and Level 3 NVQs in ICT or a related subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Llanhari directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September