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ICT AS and A2 Level at Ripley St Thomas CE Academy

Course description

In the first year you’ll study two ‘big picture’ themes.  First there’s ‘Practical problem solving’, which introduces you to the various hardware and software technologies used in ICT, and how you can apply them to different applications in real life.

The second theme is ‘Living in the digital world’, which gives you a solid grounding in ICT areas like transferring data, backups and the interface between people and ICT systems.

In the second year you’ll build on that strong foundation with another two study themes. In the first theme, ‘The use of ICT in the digital world’, you’ll cover technology developments, how to manage ICT projects, and the use of ICT solutions within organisations. In the second theme, ‘Practical issues’, you’ll get hands-on experience by conceiving, designing and implementing a real ICT-related system

 

Course content

AS Unit 1 INFO1 Practical problem solving in the digital world
Unit 2 INFO2 Living in the digital world

A2 Unit 3 INFO3 The use of ICT in the digital world
Unit 4 INFO4 Practical issues involved in the use of ICT

Entry requirements

GCSE ICT Grade B (Vocational ICT / Functional Skills courses require additional interview) GCSE English Language Grade B.

Future opportunities

If you turn out to have a really technical interest in ICT, you could work for a bank or corporation helping to design systems, which transfer information from a database to a terminal. But if you’re more interested in the user interface, you could work in advertising or for a handset manufacturer. ICT is always rapidly growing, and utilising your knowledge in this subject at University can lead to numerous careers, as well as looking attractive on your CV.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ripley St Thomas CE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 August 2016
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