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ICT A Level at Cardinal Newman College

Course description

This is a subject to take if you enjoy using computers and are interested in how they affect society. You might be interested in how they are used in medicine, business and education. You might want to know how we define data, information and knowledge, and how we can try to make sure that the information we create is accurate, meaningful and helpful for decision making.

Course content

IT1: Information Systems, 30% written exam

IT2: Presenting Information, 20% coursework

IT3 Use and Impact of ICT, 30% written exam

IT4 Relational Databases, 20% coursework

The First Year:

The course has practical and theoretical elements to it. You will develop a piece of coursework based around major office applications whist studying information systems. You will be examined at the end of the year in one modular exam.

The Second Year:

The second year involves creating a database management system project and theory based on the use and impact of ICT. Previous projects have included booking systems and order processing systems. The theory element of the course considers topics such as management of change, networks and management information systems.

Entry requirements

At least two Bs and three Cs at GCSE, including at least grade Cs in GCSE Maths and English Language.


Exam: 60%

Coursework: 40%

Future opportunities

Our learners go on to study a wide range of subjects such as business information technology, journalism, nursing, teaching, project management and business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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