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Information and Communication Technology A level at Hylands School

Course description

This motivating and challenging course aims to encourage students to become active investigators with a full understanding of when, why and how to use ICT appropriately. The combination of both theory and practical work aims to fully equip students for a world beyond their A Level study.

Course content

The course is made up of four different units:

AS

INFO1 Practical problem solving in the digital world – develops students’ knowledge and understanding of ICT systems through creative, practical experience.

INFO2 Living in the digital world – explores the wider picture of the use of ICT and enables the understanding of basic terms and concepts involved in the study of the subject.

A2

INFO3 The use of ICT in the digital world – examines the fast changing world of ICT, including developments in technology and the issues associated with the management of ICT and its use within organisations.

INFO4 Practical issues involved in the use of ICT in the digital world - this is a coursework module which provides students with the opportunity to complete a substantial project involving the production of an ICT-related system.

 

Entry requirements

  •  GCSE subject specific grade required: GCSE ICT minimum grade C
  •  Pre-summer work required to be completed by students: Yes

Assessment

INFO1, INFO2 and INFO3 are all assessed through written exams.

INFO4 is 100% coursework based.

Future opportunities

This course has been developed for students who wish to progress to higher education or to the world of work, where understanding how ICT can be used in society and organisations, and the implications of it’s use, will be a valuable asset.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 November 2017

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