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Applied Information Technology A Level at Oldershaw Academy

Course description

The course forms part of the vocationally focused GCEs. This broad based qualification provides a more vocational perspective. Throughout the course, students develop all the necessary skills required in ICT and apply these within work related contexts.

Course content

The aim of this specification is to encourage students to: Develop a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge of the uses of ICT in vocational contexts, as a basis for progression into further learning in ICT-related fields, including progression from AS to A2; develop knowledge and understanding of the components, functions and applications of information systems within a range of organisations; Develop an understanding of the main principles of solving problems using ICT and develop the skills necessary to apply this understanding; Apply their knowledge and understanding of ICT and use skills (e.g. planning, research, evaluation, problem solving) in vocational contexts; Develop an understanding of the impact of information systems on organisations' personnel, policies and practices; Develop project management skills and an understanding of the need to work with others; Develop their understanding of software system design, networks and communications.

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in GCSE Computing GCSE ICT. Alternatively, a Level 2 IT qualification equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above (such as ECDL).

Future opportunities

Students who successfully complete the qualification will be prepared for entry into a variety of ICT or computing degree level courses, or provide further training whilst in employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 September 2015
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