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ICT AS and A2 Level at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith

Course description

ICT Information and Communication Technology is about the application of skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT and its application in the real world.

Course content

The specification content is presented under the unit titles of:

4.1 Unit IT1 Information Systems (AS). This section is about acquiring knowledge and understanding of information systems
4.2 Unit IT2 Presenting Information(AS). This unit requires candidates to use ICT hardware and software applications to solve a problem involving three separate tasks: the production of (i) a document such as a leaflet or magazine (ii) a document containing automated routines, such as a mailmerged letter (iii) a presentation to an audience, such as a web page or slide typeshow.

4.3 Unit IT3 Use and Impact of ICT(A2). This section is about the use and impact of Information and Communication Technology.

4.4 Unit IT4 Relational Databases(A2). This unit requires candidates to produce a relational database project. The database project does not have to be based in an actual commercial context, but candidates should be encouraged to develop a realistic system.

Entry requirements

As a minimum students are expected to be competent in the use of MS Office software. Familiarity with other software such as Adobe CS5 would be an advantage, but not essential.


Pupils wishing to enter the course will be expected to achieve a Merit or Distinction in the OCR Cambridge Nationals course or a grade B or above in GCSE ICT or equivalent.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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    • The school was founded by Royal Charter in 1564. It was formerly situated in the centre of Penrith near St. Andrew's Church, but moved to the new buildings on its present site in 1915. The main school was extended in 1937 and 1958. The Donald Fay Memorial Building consisting of four Technology rooms and two Information Technology rooms was completed by September 1995 and a new building providing six Science laboratories, four Mathematics rooms and another Technology room was opened in July 1998. In November 2001, the Peter Kremer Sports Hall and four English rooms were completed. Further building work in 2004, 2009 and 2014 has provided additional office space and four classrooms. The extensive playing fields are adjacent to the school.