Information Communication Technology - Applied AS/A2 at Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College
This course encourages you to become discerning users of ICT, developing a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge and understanding of ICT. Specifically, it encourages students to develop:-
the capacity for thinking creatively,
innovatively, analytically, and critically;
the skills to work collaboratively;
the ability to apply skills, knowledge and
understanding of ICT in a range of
contexts to solve problems;
an understanding of the consequences of
using ICT on individuals, organisations
and society and of social, legal, ethical
and other considerations on the use of
an awareness of emerging technologies
and an appreciation of the potential
impact these may have on individuals,
organisations and society.
This is a new course offered at AS and A2 Level and it aims to introduce students to real practical skills and understanding as set by the ICT industry.
AICT1 - eBusiness
This is an on-screen exam and the paper is in two parts. Part A is based on a business who uses ICT (40 Marks) and Part B is a practical task that will involve the use of software packages like, word, DTP, spreadsheets, web authoring package etc., to solve a problem.
AICT2 - eSkills
This is a practical task and students will be required to produce a solution for an e- business using a range of software packages.
A2 Level (the above plus a further 2 units)
AICT5 - eProject
Here students may take the role as a proje
Students must achieve a grade C or above in an ICT subject.
For Vocational subjects, a Pass in ICT represents at least one C.
Exam Board: WJEC
AICT1 40% 3 hours - on a computer. Part may be done on paper (80 UMS)
AICT2 60% Internal Assessment (course work) (120 UMS)
AICT5 80% Controlled assessed project
AICT6 60% Internal assessment 100 marks (120 UMS)
T o progress onto A2 you must achieve a minimum grade D.
Only re-sit exam/modules should be paid for.
An A level qualification in ICT will enhance a student`s prospects in virtually any career, as well as allowing access to a variety of courses in Higher Education. ICT is a key skill that is highly in demand from all types of employers, and will be advantageous for advancement in all careers.
For more information contact:
Mr N Powell
Head of ICT
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College directly.