Information Communication Technology AS/A level at Rosedale College
The aim of this course is to encourage candidates to develop the capacity to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically. Students develop the ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts to solve problems. In addition, they gather 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 ICT. They acquire an awareness of emerging technologies and an appreciation of the potential impact these may have on individuals, organisations and society. The course is principally aimed at those who wish to progress in higher education or employment where knowledge of ICT would be beneficial.
The course will explore and develop the following topics of interest: AS LEVEL INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY Information, Systems and Applications (External): data, information, knowledge and processing, software and hardware components of an information system, characteristics of standard applications software and application areas. In addition the unit covers spreadsheet concepts, relational database concepts, applications software used for presentation and communication of data and the role and impact of ICT - legal, moral and social issues ICT Project (Coursework): Design of ICT solutions, software development, testing and producing support documentation A LEVEL INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY Systems Cycle (External): Designing of computer based information systems, networks and communications, applications of ICT, implementing computer-based information systems and the implications of ICT ICT Project (Coursework): Defining a problem and the proposed solution. After investigation and analysis, students are required to design a solution using appropriate software and ensure thorough development, testing and installation. They must also produce supporting user documentation.
Students must have achieved a minimum of 5 A*- C grades or the equivalent at GCSE, including a grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics.
HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED? AS LEVEL INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY One written examination One coursework task A LEVEL INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY One written examination coursework task.
Throughout the course of study candidates are encouraged to become discerning users of ICT, developing a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge and understanding of ICT. This should form a basis for progression into further learning and/or employment.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rosedale College directly.