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ICT and Business at Kettering Buccleuch Academy

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These courses are double subject GCSEs, leading to two GCSE grades. Applied Information and Communication Technology This course offers students an excellent opportunity to develop a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge of the uses of ICT in work-related contexts. This will provide a firm basis for progression into employment or further learning in ICT-related fields. The course consists of three units, which are equally weighted. Students will: · learn how ICT tools are used by different organisations · consider a range of applications used such as word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, web browsers, CAD software and multimedia packages · investigate why organisations use and rely on ICT · understand how ICT systems are designed and implemented in different situations · learn how ICT affects everyday life (including their own) · investigate how technology influences working styles, legislation, entertainment, leisure and personal communications Students will have contact with a number of local and national organisations to enable them to gather information. This will equip students with some of the skills, in addition to ICT, that they will need in the workplace in the future. It will also empower students to take charge of their own learning and development. All students taking the course will be expected to work independently and with others as necessary. Students will also be expected to make use of the school’s extensive ICT facilities.


Two units are assessed at the school through the production of coursework, and one is assessed by an examination.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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