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ICT AS & A Level at NewVIc

Course description

ICT (information and communication technology) will teach you how computer systems fit into organisations and how they need to be developed, administered and managed. You will develop problem-solving skills, learn about social and ethical issues, including how to keep information private. Gain technical background knowledge to support your study of the running of IT systems and the use of systems in e-commerce.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • practical problem-solving in the digital world
  • ICT systems: how they are managed and the impact of ICT
  • practical issues involved in the use of ICT in the digital world
On the course you will:
  • develop the understanding that technology is a tool, and how it improves everyone’s lives
  • improve your research skills
  • enhance your ability to understand complex concepts
  • improve your problem-solving skills

Entry requirements

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language and Mathematics (grades 9-5).

Assessment

You will be assessed through examinations each year and a coursework component in year two.

Future opportunities

A variety of options will be open to you after completing this subject, including further study at degree level and careers in business and IT Industries. Combined with mathematics and science, it will support applications for a number of computer-based university degrees.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.