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A Level ICT at The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls

Course description

This course develops your understanding of ICT and the social impact of its use in organisations. You will have an opportunity to create an ICT system for a user, to develop your ability to analyse, appraise and make critical judgments about the use of ICT. You will learn about the role of ICT in management and dissemination of information and develop an awareness of the economic, social and ethical implications of the use of ICT systems.

Course content



This unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the development of ICT systems using a range of applications software.

1 hour 30 minute written examination.

50% of AS, 25% of A level



This unit looks at the issues arising from the wider use of ICT by individuals, organisations and society.

1 hour 30 minute written examination.

50% of AS, 25% of A level



This unit looks at the fast changing subject of ICT, including developments in technology and ICT system capabilities, and how this might affect the world that makes use of ICT.

2 hour written examination.

30% of A level



Students complete a project involving the production of an ICT-related system over an extended period of time and produce a project report. 

Project report

(Marked by the teacher and externally moderated by AQA)

20% of A level


Entry requirements

Ideally you should either have a grade C or higher in GCSE ICT or Merit in Cambridge Nationals.  A very strong applicant without GCSE ICT may be considered if they have good grades in other subjects.

Future opportunities

ICT is regarded as a useful qualification to support your entrance onto any degree programme or higher education course. Courses that relate specifically to the skills acquired on this course would include among others Computer Science, Business Information Systems, Multimedia, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, and Web Technology. ICT leads to career opportunities within a wide variety of Information Communication Technology fields including networking, applications and systems analysis.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years