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Information Communication Technology - Applied AS/A2 at Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College

Course content

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.

Course content:

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.

AS Level

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

Entry requirements

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.

Financial information


Only re-sit exam/modules should be paid for.

Future opportunities

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.

Further information

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.

Last updated date: 22 January 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 52 Weeks - 104 Weeks