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Information and Communication Technology at Poole Grammar School

Course description

This course provides students with regular opportunities to develop their skills in using software packages, develops their problem-solving skills, and studies emerging technologies and the impact of ICT on society and the individual. It encourages candidates to become discerning users of ICT, developing a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge and understanding.

It should foster: 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 for individuals, organisations and society and of social, legal, ethical and other considerations about the use of ICT; an awareness of emerging technologies and an appreciation of the potential impact these may have on individuals, organisations and society.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: the characteristics of data and information, and the need for their organisation and manipulation to facilitate effective use; the use of ICT for a range of purposes; the influence of social, cultural, legal, technical, ethical, economic and environmental considerations on the use of ICT; the consequences of using ICT for individuals, organisations and society; the components, characteristics and functions of ICT systems (including hardware, software and communication) which allow effective solutions to be achieved; the systematic development of high-quality ICT-related solutions to problems; emerging technologies and their implications for future use of ICT

Entry requirements

Places on AS Level courses can, subject to available places, normally be offered to applicants who meet the minimum course requirements. These are usually based on the applicant’s best 8 GCSE results, including English and Mathematics, with a minimum of 344 points, with an A* A or B grade in the subjects chosen - or a related discipline, if appropriate (in Mathematics, the minimum grade of B must be at Higher Tier).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Poole Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 06 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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